Criminal Law

Criminal Lawyer in McAlester

Criminal Law


If you’ve found yourself in the position of defendant against criminal charges, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Criminal Law is a system of laws designed to deal with the punishment of individuals who commit crimes. A crime is any action, or omission, that violates a law. 


With years of experience in dealing with criminal cases, Wesley J Cherry and his team at Foundation Law are the people you need in your corner. Wes does not take cases just to get a ‘fast plea.’ If you need a defense that mitigates responsibility or culpability, or if you need representation through the entire jury trial process, Foundation Law has handled thousands of criminal matters.There are very few “bad people,” and most of the time people accused of a crime are either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or have made a bad decision. 


Whether it is a misdemeanor like DUI or assault and battery, or much more serious crimes like murder or sex offenses, Wes has been in court for those matters, and has the experience needed to obtain the results that you and the people that you care about deserve.

Misdemeanors and Felonies


In the state of Oklahoma, crimes are either charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor charges can result in up to a year in County Jail, as well as fines and probation. Misdemeanors are also predicate offenses. This means that if you are found guilty of a second offense, the crime will be ruled as a felony.


Felony Charges are significantly more grave than misdemeanor charges. In addition to all of the punishments a misdemeanor can bring, felonies can also result in multiple-year sentences at a state penitentiary, multiple fines, probation, and a tarnished criminal record.

Misdemeanors and Felonies


A felony charge could result in years at a State Penitentiary and, like a misdemeanor, also consists of multiple fines and likely probation. Being charged with a felony is significantly more grave than a misdemeanor charge; on top of the punishments accompanying a felony charge, criminal record of the charged felon is now compromised.


Mr. Cherry is well experienced in criminal law, and has handled an abundance of criminal cases, either as a defense attorney or prosecutor


Foundation Law P.L.L.C. Can Help

Whether you are facing minor charges or major felonies, Wes Cherry at Foundation Law P.L.L.C. is the ideal choice to help you navigate the challenge ahead. In his legal career, Mr. Cherry has gained valuable experience, working as both an assistant District Attorney for the State of Oklahoma, and as a defense attorney in private practice. Having worked criminal law cases from both sides, he is uniquely qualified to help guide you through the entire process of being a defendant, from the initial appearance while being charged, all the way through trial. As a defendant, your constitutional rights matter and Mr. Cherry is committed to making sure you are treated fairly as you exercise those rights. Mr. Cherry will work closely with you to help you understand the judicial process. He will work to manage your expectations. He will help you to participate in your own defense and strive to obtain the best possible result.