Tulsa Attorney BlogWhat Happens if My Right to Confrontation Was Denied at an Oklahoma Trial?

Protecting Your Rights When Confrontation is Denied

lawyers in Tulsa, OklahomaUnderstanding the Right to Confrontation

The right to confrontation is a constitutional right that allows individuals to cross-examine witnesses who make claims against them at trial. However, this right does not apply in all circumstances, as outlined in previous videos. When this right is violated, it can lead to serious consequences, as seen in the recent Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals case of Charles v. Oklahoma M-2022-174. In this case, the defendant’s right to confrontation was violated when hearsay statements were allowed in as evidence.

What to Do When Your Rights Are Violated

If you are in a similar situation where your rights are being violated, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can object to any hearsay statements that violate your right to confrontation and ensure that the record is preserved. It is also important to speak to an attorney privately and confidentially about your situation to understand your legal options.

The Importance of Preserving the Record

In the Charles v. Oklahoma M-2022-174 case, the defendant did not have an objection on the record when hearsay statements were allowed in as evidence. While there were other factors that led to the conviction being upheld, it is crucial to have objections on the record to preserve your rights for appeal. Without a preserved record, it can be difficult to challenge a conviction that violates your rights.

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If you believe your right to confrontation was violated at trial or are facing criminal charges, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney. We offer confidential consultations to discuss your legal options. Visit our website at makelaweasy.com to schedule your free consultation.

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