In most states, a criminal case begins only after the District Attorney files charges or when a grand jury decides to indict a defendant. District Attorneys (or "D.A.s") represent the state by prosecuting cases within their district, typically covering one or more counties. Oklahoma has 27 judicial districts covering the state's 77 counties, each with its own D.A.'s office. After charges are filed, the defendant will face a bail hearing and will be arraigned, where they're formally informed about the charges against them and enter their plea.
There may be instances where it makes sense to speak with the D.A.'s office, such as negotiating a plea bargain, but it's always best to do so with the advice and counsel of an experienced defense attorney. After all, the prosecutor will be working hard to get a conviction and reserves the right to use anything you say or reveal against you. Below you'll learn about the role of the Attorney General, Oklahoma's District Attorneys, and how to contact them.
Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
The highest-ranking prosecutor and law enforcement official is the Oklahoma Attorney General ("A.G."), who represents the state in matters of litigation whereas the D.A.s prosecute state crimes within their respective districts. In addition to investigating white collar crimes, consumer fraud, and other high-level crimes, the A.G.'s office provides legal services for the state (including victim services), enforces federal and state civil rights laws, and performs various other duties.
Directory of Oklahoma District Attorneys
Oklahoma has 27 judicial districts, each comprising at least one county and as many as six counties. If you would like to learn more about your local district or need to contact the D.A., click on the corresponding link below.
Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.
Charged With a Crime in Oklahoma? Get Professional Legal Help Today
If you've been charged with a crime, the prosecution will use its many resources in an effort to get a conviction against you. Shouldn't you also get the best defense possible? A skilled defense lawyer will know how to challenge the validity of testimony, suppress evidence, and perhaps help you negotiate a plea bargain before trial. Get a head start and contact a local Oklahoma criminal defense attorney today.