Steven D. Swant takes his role as an advocate very seriously. He understands that when he is retained to represent a person, his function as Attorney and Counselor at Law is to act as that person’s voice in the courtroom and to counsel that person as to the best course of action considering all factors that may potentially affect the course of their life. Mr. Swant believes very strongly that people have the right to live their lives free of unreasonable government actions. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and requires that warrants be supported by probable cause and issued by a judge.
Mr. Swant challenges cases based on these unwarranted intrusions into a person’s home, vehicle or on the person’s body. Mr. Swant will not recommend that his client enter a guilty plea unless he feels that the prosecuting agency has the necessary evidence to prove them guilty. In cases that the client will likely be proven guilty if the evidence were presented to a judge or jury, Mr. Swant advocates on behalf of his clients to obtain deferred sentences that will not result in a conviction, provided that the client follows the rules of probation. Mr. Swant also negotiates to lessen the length of probationary terms, and to minimize the amount of financial obligations incurred by the client.
Mr. Swant attended Oklahoma State University and obtained a B.S. in Finance, and then earned a law degree at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Swant is licensed to practice in the Oklahoma State District Courts, the Northern and Eastern Districts of the United States District Court, the Oklahoma Municipal Courts and Osage Tribal Court.
Mr. Swant has counseled hundreds of clients in the courts of this state, primarily concentrating on criminal defense matters in Tulsa, Osage, Rogers, Creek, Okmulgee, Pawnee, Wagoner and other surrounding counties.