Oklahoma Firearm Defense Attorney
Attorney Marna Franklin is an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney and a leader in firearm defense. She has successfully defended all types of illegal firearm charges. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” If an individual exercises their Second Amendment by owning or carrying a firearm, that individual may face the unfortunate event in having to use the firearm to either protect someone else or themselves. The law in Oklahoma protects those that engage in the use of force, even deadly force. If an individual is involved in a circumstance where the use of a weapon occurs, it is important know what to do. First, call 911: provide only the information the dispatcher needs: your name, location, that assistance is needed and that you have been a victim of a crime. DO NOT TRY TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO 911. Return the firearm to a safe place, and absolutely do not move anything. Second, CALL ME IMMEDIATELY AND I WILL MEET YOU AT YOUR LOCATION. When the police arrive, comply with all of all their orders in a cooperative and calm manner. Tell the police you have been a victim of a crime and simply state that you wish to talk to your lawyer before you make any statements. Don’t speak to anyone without first speaking to your lawyer, and most importantly, do not talk to law enforcement without having your attorney present.
Perhaps an individual was within their rights to use their firearm, but there is a dispute about the facts. Unfortunately, individuals can be arrested and charged even though they were fully within their rights to defend another person or themselves. To refute charges of Feloniously Pointing a Firearm, Reckless Conduct with a Firearm, Shooting with Intent to Kill or even Homicide, it is imperative that an individual seek the representation of an attorney thoroughly knowledgeable in the defenses of defense of another, defense of property, and self-defense.
The laws in Oklahoma and in the United States provide justifiable use of Deadly Force in defense of a person’s self, wife, husband, parent, or child if the person reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to protect one’s self, his or her wife, husband, parent or child from imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. Defense of one’s self or another is a defense although the danger to the life or personal security of the loved one may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the accused, would reasonably have believed that that the use of force was necessary under the circumstances.
Franklin Law Firm, P.C. has successfully defended persons accused of using deadly force and others that were accused of using firearms in the defense of their property in both State and Federal Court.