Affidavits and Sentencing Information

Pauper’s Affidavit

Public Defender clients are appointed by Tulsa County judges. Our clients must be unable to afford an attorney.

A Pauper’s Affidavit must be completed and given to the judge in order to be considered.

Sentencing

By law, all criminal counts run consecutively (often referred to as “C-S”) unless the otherwise indicated. If counts or cases run concurrently (often referred to as “C-C”) then the time runs at the same time. For example, if a person gets sentenced to 1 year on a DUI and 1 year for Obstruction, running them consecutively would result in a 2 year sentence, and running them concurrently would result in a 1 year sentence.

Time Served

Credit for time served is often granted as a part of plea agreements. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections gives defendants day for day time done in county jail. DOC considers county trustee status as irrelevant when counting time. However, for time served on misdemeanors, trustee status can be very important. Finally, the time actually served in prison depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the charge, the background of the defendant, and the behavior of the defendant in prison.