Additionally, we offer one important benefit that other attorneys do not. Our office has a specialized monitoring system to track when charges are filed in Oklahoma courts. After your initial consultation, we’ll add your name to our database and give you a “heads-up” call if the state decides to issue a warrant for your arrest. This will give you the time you need to call a bail bondsman, so you’re ready to bond out and return home without ever needing to change out of your civilian clothes. We believe that our clients deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing they can avoid the dreaded perp walk—and the embarrassment that comes with making an appearance on the evening news. 

What if I Need Time to Pay My Bill?

We understand that no one ever plans on needing the services of a criminal defense lawyer. That’s why we offer ClientCredit, which has partnered with Affirm to allow you to pay your bill over time. 

This "Buy Now, Pay Later" option lets you divide the payments for your legal representation into several installments over time. In addition to being used for legal services, BNPL loans are often used to pay for clothing, travel, and medical expenses. Although terms vary depending on your credit history, they are often a more affordable option than relying on credit cards or personal loans. 

If I’m Guilty, Wouldn’t It Be Better to Save My Money for My Family?

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Your sins may look a little different than those of your neighbor, but making mistakes is part of what it means to be human. It’s important to understand that while you can’t change what’s happened in the past, you have the power to choose a better future.

As a man of faith, I believe in redemption and forgiveness. What I don’t believe is that this requires spending years—or potentially even the rest of your life—behind bars. Your spouse, your children, and the people who love you need your presence in their lives. It’s admirable that you’re worried about providing for them financially, but think about what would happen if the roles were reversed. Would you rather be able to kiss your spouse goodnight or see a few thousand dollars in your bank account and know that they’re rotting in a prison cell? Would you rather have a gift-free holiday celebration with your adult children or be able to buy whatever you wanted and have to celebrate alone? I’m willing to bet no amount of money would replace lost moments with your family.

The Bible emphasizes God's abundant grace, mercy, and willingness to forgive those who sincerely repent. The Lord knows what’s in your heart—and so does your family. Let’s work on achieving the best possible resolution for your case so you can focus on moving forward in a way that honors this.

If I’m Innocent, Why Do I Need to Pay for a Lawyer?  

Our criminal justice system is based on a presumption of innocence, but the reality is far more complex. Judges and juries are only human—and humans are susceptible to faulty decision-making. Just look at what’s happened with the Innocence Project. Since 1992, they’ve helped save hundreds of wrongfully convicted people from being executed. Death penalty cases are supposed to involve the highest level of attention to detail—but mistakes are still being made. Now, imagine what can happen in a sex crime case when you’re dealing with emotionally charged offenses that are highly stigmatized in our society. 

Before founding Berlin Defense, I worked in the Tulsa DA’s Office as a felony prosecutor, major crimes prosecutor, and Chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit. I’ve seen the flaws in our justice system firsthand—and I’ve made it my mission to protect innocent people like yourself from being victimized by forces beyond their control. 

Seeking legal representation doesn’t imply guilt. If you're innocent, having a skilled lawyer in your corner is crucial for navigating the complex legal system and protecting your rights. Without proper legal guidance, you might accidentally say something that could be used against you or face pressure to accept an unfavorable plea deal. Berlin Defense manages interactions with law enforcement and prosecutors on your behalf, provides emotional support during a stressful time, and works towards gathering the evidence needed to prove your innocence.
Lee Berlin
Dedicated to defending clients accused of domestic violence, sex & violent crimes throughout eastern Oklahoma.