Defending Juveniles Charged with Crimes in Canadian County, Oklahoma County and throughout Oklahoma
When you are accused of committing a crime, your reputation, freedom, and future may be at stake. This is especially true if you are a minor, as Oklahoma’s unique juvenile criminal process allows some defendants to be charged as “youthful offenders.” Unlike juvenile delinquents, youthful offenders are not generally released on their 18th birthdays and are instead transferred to adult facilities to carry out their sentences. You should therefore not wait to seek legal representation if you have been detained, arrested, or charged.
No matter the circumstances, the Oklahoma City juvenile criminal defense lawyer at the Shoemake Law Firm is committed to fighting for you in and out of the courtroom. Sheila Shoemake is a former public defender with many years of experience. She has a complete understanding of the state’s juvenile criminal defense system and how it can dramatically impact the lives of minors. Many cases can be resolved without a trial, and Sheila will use her negotiating skills to pursue the best possible result.
I became a criminal defense attorney to defend people’s rights, especially those provided by our Constitution. My father was an attorney in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and my grandfather served as a judge in Bryan county in Oklahoma. I held in high regard both my father’s and grandfather’s passion for helping others and admired their belief in faithfully protecting others’ rights. My father represented people from all backgrounds. I greatly admired his serving as an advocate for people facing prosecution from a powerful government.
“Sheila kept us informed as to her approach to resolving this matter which kept us at ease. She was receptive to receiving additional information that came to us and followed through.”- Former Client
“The people that work there are really responsive and nice. I got some good advice and when I was done I had a outcome that I was really happy with.”- Hope F.
“Expediency, effectiveness, and affordability all rolled up in a truly positive experience.”- Melissa Z.
“Shoemake will always answer her phone and your questions.”- Chuck L.
“She genuinely cares about her clients and is always professional.”- Former Client
The firm’s team understands you are experiencing an exceptional amount of stress and uncertainty. The Oklahoma City juvenile criminal defense lawyer at the Shoemake Law Firm will answer your questions and stand by you throughout each step of the legal process. Protecting your future is Sheila’s top priority, and she will explore all available defense strategies. Sheila is here for you during this difficult time and will leverage the full extent of her resources when advocating for you. The firm is also happy to assist clients based in Pottawatomie County, Pain County, Grady County, Lincoln, McClain and throughout Oklahoma.
Experience as a Former Public Defender
Same Day Appointments Available
Fluent in Spanish and French
Contact us today for a free consultation.