It is very helpful to have a criminal lawyer there defending you, even at such an early stage in the criminal process. The judicial system can be a very tricky maze to navigate, and it helps to have someone by your side that has been through the process countless times. It is comforting to know that you have a guide who is confident he can steer your ship to shore. Furthermore, an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney may be able to lower your bail or even negotiate to have you released on your own recognizance (O.R.) without putting up any money.