Mistake #4: Talking to Others About the Case

You’re frustrated, worried, and afraid. Wanting to share your concerns with a friend is understandable, but you shouldn’t speak about pending charges with anyone other than your attorney. Conversations with private parties are not privileged information, and anything you say could end up being used as evidence against you.

Keeping quiet also includes avoiding social media. Anything you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat can be used as evidence—and it’s easy for your words to be misinterpreted by the court if you’re upset and not thinking clearly.

Mistake #5: Not Understanding How the Law Works

You’re facing serious charges, so it’s important that you understand how the legal process works. Request a copy of our free guide, Domestic Violence Charges in Oklahoma: What You Need to Know. Here, you’ll learn about the penalties for offenses as well as how charges are prosecuted.

Knowing what to expect as your case progresses will help you avoid unpleasant surprises. It will also ensure that you are able to be a proactive participant in your own defense.

Mistake #6: Choosing an Attorney With No Experience in This Type of Case

Having a skilled attorney on your side is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself after you’ve been charged with domestic assault and battery. However, you don’t want to simply look for a local criminal defense attorney with good online reviews. You need an attorney with specific experience handling domestic violence charges.

Lee Berlin is the only private attorney in Oklahoma to focus his law practice on defending individuals accused of domestic abuse and other special victim crimes. With this singular focus, Lee has the experience necessary to evaluate the evidence against you and determine the best way to proceed. 


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