Our Tulsa Law Firm handles criminal defense, family law, personal injury, social security disability, bankruptcy and immigration.
In the time following a criminal charge, you will be faced with one of the most emotionally trying and stressful situations of your entire life. There is absolutely no need for you to have to face a criminal prosecution alone. With the help of an experienced Tulsa criminal attorney at your side, you can rest assured that every possible step that can be taken towards your desired outcome WILL be taken. There is no need for you to attempt to navigate your way through the language of the law by yourself.
It is of utmost importance that you contact the right criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to start the building of your case. Immediate intervention, negotiation, and preparation by an experienced Tulsa criminal attorney is your best option. Jeff Krigel is available to discuss your Tulsa criminal matter and provide you with an honest assessment of your criminal case. We handle defense of all felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: assault and battery, sex crimes, computer crimes, crimes involving firearms, drug crimes, DUI, traffic related offenses, property crimes, homicide, and many more.
Drug Crime Defense: A drug offense charge is a serious matter that should be handled by a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. It is important to hire an attorney knowledgeable regarding drug offenses. Our attorneys will do everything possible to protect your rights and help you avoid or mitigate criminal penalties from a drug conviction. Following a drug arrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is imperative you act immediately in order to mitigate your criminal exposure to the greatest degree. You should hire an attorney to fight the charges against you immediately. A delay may irreparably damage your case, resulting in lasting consequences.
DUI Defense: The combination of drinking alcohol or using drugs and then driving in Oklahoma is known as Driving Under the Influence, hence the term DUI. Convictions for DUI can range from license suspension to jail or prison, depending on the factors, history of the accused, and other circumstances. If you or someone you care about has been charged, it’s never to early to seek representation from a qualified Tulsa DUI lawyer. There are many complex issues that can surround a DUI arrest in Tulsa. It is important to understand that by operating a motor vehicle within the state, you have given what is called “implied consent” to undergo test(s) for alcohol. The most common test is the breath test is a breath test which measures your BAC (blood alcohol content). If you refuse the test(s), your license will be administratively suspended. If you intend to challenge the suspension, you must do so immediately. You only have 15 days to request an administrative hearing. As you can see, it is imperative you act immediately. Any delay or neglect of a DUI can result in severe consequences that may be otherwise avoided. As with any criminal matter, it is advisable that you seek counsel from a qualified Tulsa DUI Lawyer immediately. Our firm offers free consultations and payment plans are available.
Violent Crime Defense: Violent crime charges in Tulsa are prosecuted aggressively, and being accused of this type of crime can be life-altering. If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Tulsa, your first course of action should be to enlist the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Contact us today for a free consultation of your Oklahoma violent crime case. Penalties can be severe with lasting ramifications. An honest legal opinion regarding your case is only a phone call away.
Call our office immediately for a free consultation. (918)994-2340
When you are faced with life changing decisions involving separation and divorce, it is important to choose a Tulsa Family Law attorney you can trust to be your advocate. Our firm will work with you to find the best solutions for your individual needs as we assist you with your family Law issue. Our firm handles the following types of family law cases:
Divorce: Divorce cases are first and foremost about the lives, relationships, and futures of the people involved. Because divorce creates significant disruption resulting in permanent changes there are many questions you might have at the outset, such as: How will we split up our property? Will I be able to support myself? How do I protect my relationship with my children? Where will I live? Where will my children live? A Tulsa divorce attorney who can guide you through the process, help you formulate goals, set realistic expectations, provide you with options, formulate a case strategy, negotiate from a position of strength, and ultimately be prepared to litigate if reasonable agreements cannot be reached. It is important to seek counsel from a qualified Tulsa divorce attorney who is dedicated to supporting you through the challenges of the process with compassionate, yet thorough and aggressive representation. If you are in need of a legal opinion from a Tulsa Divorce Attorney, feel free to contact our office today for a free consultation.
Child Custody: Similar to other states, Oklahoma courts use the “best interests of the child” standard to decide child custody and visitation issues. Obviously, this standard varies from child to child, so it is important you seek an opinion from a qualified attorney regarding your specific case. Child custody refers to all parental rights in the rearing of the child, including the right to direct a child’s activities and to make decisions for their well-being. Visitation or time-sharing is a form of custody. Fathers and mothers have the same legal rights to seek custody of or visitation with their minor children.
Child Support: Although the parties may not believe child support is an issue, the court is independently required to ensure that appropriate child support obligations are set in all family law cases involving children (under the theory that parents should support their children so that state taxpayers are not called upon to do so). This can be complicated and a knowledgeable child support attorney is essential to the process.
Property Division: When going through a divorce, the parties are faced with many complicated issues that can make the procedure of divorce extremely stressful. Many couples have to go through this process of property division, because each individual generally has a right to 50% of the assets obtained through the life of the marriage, but the separation of assets in Oklahoma can be much more complicated than simply dividing the assets in half. Unfortunately, this division sometimes involves the liquidation of assets. This can lead to unfortunate and stressful confrontations if you do not have the legal help you need to guide you through this process. Our family law attorneys can help provide rational input as well as protection to the involved individual.
The state of Oklahoma is referred to as an “equitable distribution” state, which means that if the parties are not going to be able to settle their dispute informally, the court system will step in and follow a certain procedure to complete the property division/separation of assets. These steps are as follows:
- Discovery, much like in a civil court proceeding, in order to properly classify which items are considered “marital” property.
- Assign a monetary value to all the marital property and marital debt. Distribute the marital assets between the two parties in as equitable a manner as possible.
- Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is deemed to be fair by the Court.
Social Security Disability
Or firm represents disabled clients before the Social Security Administration. We offer more than sheer experience to our disabled clients. We offer a caring and personable office environment. We maintain the highest of standards with regards to competence, professionalism, and ethics. If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, it is crucial your Social Security disability appeal the denial within 60 days. We understand the emotional trials faced by disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a physical impairment or a mental impairment. This may well be one of the most difficult times in your life. The loss of income may have caused you lose your home, your car, strained relationships and damaged your self esteem. As a law firm, we will do everything in our power to keep you from losing out on disability benefits you deserve.
Filing the Application: In order to commence the disability application process, an individual must file an application for benefits. This can be done online, over the phone, or at a local SSA office. During this process, the SSA will inquire regarding the applicant’s financial situation. If it appears the individual might have entitlement to SSI, a separate application for those benefits will be filed. If you have questions regarding filing an application, our firm can assist you in either providing advice or assisting you with filing the application.
Request for Reconsideration: If you are denied Social Security benefits, it isn’t the end of the line. The Social Security application process has several built-in levels of appeal, any of which can overturn the initial decision and give you the benefits to which you are entitled. If your initial application is denied, the appropriate form to file is a Request for Reconsideration. This form basically asks the Social Security Administration to take another look at your file. This stage is fairly quick in comparison to the Request for Hearing, and you should expect a response within two to three months. It is important to respond to all questionnaires and/or requests for information as soon as possible. If a response is not provided, the examiner may arbitrarily deny the reconsideration. It is imperative to file the Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of the date printed on the denial. If you have been denied and need assistance completing the Request for Reconsideration, please do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation.
Request for Hearing: In the event your Request for Reconsideration is denied, it is appropriate to file a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. This is the route most applicants are forced to take. The time from filing to the time of hearing varies, and the office works them on a first filed-first served basis. In central Florida the hearings have been roughly one year from filing. of course, this time increases or decreases based on the back log at the hearing office. It is imperative to file the Request for Hearing within 60 days of the date printed on the Reconsideration denial.
Personal Injury Law covers a wide range of situations, such as, auto accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, dog bites, etc. If you would like a legal opinion regarding the viability of a claim against a party for damages you have sustained, contact us for a free consultation.
If you are dealing with creditor harassment and are having trouble keeping up with your monthly bills, there is no shame in asking for help. Many hard-working people find themselves in financial difficulty due to circumstances beyond their control. For many people, filing for bankruptcy provides the necessary debt relief to get back on track and make a fresh start. We are a debt relief agency as defined in 11 U.S.C.A. §101(12A).
Whether you are trying to file an immigration petition, are in deportation proceedings or have received a request for more evidence or a notice of intent to deny your petition, our Tulsa Immigration attorney can assist you in presenting your case.