A Suspended Sentence Still Results in a Criminal Record

A suspended sentence will appear on your criminal record because you must initially plead guilty to the charges you are facing. If you are worried about the consequences of a criminal record, you may want to ask your attorney if a deferred sentence is a better option. A deferred sentence will also keep you out of jail, but the charges will be dismissed entirely if you successfully complete the terms of your probation. If you successfully complete a deferred sentence, you will not have to deal with the stigma associated with a criminal record.

How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

If you’re facing assault and battery charges in Oklahoma, you should meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you prepare a defense that will reduce the negative consequences of the charge. If appropriate, this includes advocating for a suspended sentence.

At Berlin Defense, we provide skilled representation for a wide range of violent offenses, with an emphasis on crimes involving elements of coercive control in intimate partner relationships. When you’re future is at stake, we’ll fight to ensure you’re allowed to share your side of the story.

Lee Berlin
Dedicated to defending clients accused of domestic violence, sex & violent crimes throughout eastern Oklahoma.