Ashton A. Handley is one of our partners at the Handley Law Center in Oklahoma, his practice is primarily focused on family law and criminal defense/DUI. He also practices in the areas of personal injury, estate planning, and mineral rights. He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulsa University’s College of Law in 2008.
Ashton is a Veteran of the US Navy, and in 2003 he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-4). He is a member of several Veterans Organizations, including the American Legion and the VFW. Ashton is also very active in his local Elk's Lodge and has served as chair of the Americanism and Veterans Affairs committees, he was the past chair of the board of trustees, and is currently the Exalted Ruler.
Ashton’s civic involvement includes serving on the El Reno Main Street board of directors, and as Past-President of the El Reno, Oklahoma, chapter of Rotary International. Ashton’s volunteer work includes organizing and fund raising for Lawyers Fighting Hunger’s Annual Turkey Giveaway and serving as the President of the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization Second Chance and Re-entry Services (SCARS).
He is a member of the ABA, OBA, Canadian County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Public Justice Foundation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, International Society of Primerus, and is a fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.
Ashton is an active member of the ABA’s – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, serving on the TIPS’ Task Force on Outreach to Law Students from 2005 to 2010, and task force on Outreach to Young Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. He currently also serves on the OAJ advisory committee, and is the immediate Past-President of the Canadian County Bar Association.
Ashton was recently awarded the title of “10 best DUI attorneys in the state of Oklahoma for Client Satisfaction" by the American Institute of Legal Counsel- DUI/DWI Division. He has also been selected to attend the 2015-16 Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Felony DUI in Oklahoma County – Dismissal at preliminary hearing
Misdemeanor DUI in Canadian County – Dismissal at first court hearing
Misdemeanor DUI in Canadian County – 1-year deferred sentence, no interlock device required, no suspension of driver’s license
Misdemeanor DUI in Tulsa County – 18-month deferred sentence, no interlock device required, no suspension of driver’s license
Misdemeanor DUI in Harper County – 18-month deferred sentence
Misdemeanor possession of weapon where alcohol consumed in Oklahoma County – 1-year deferred sentence
Felony Grand Larceny in Canadian County – Dismissal at first court hearing
Five Felony counts including Concealing Stolen Property and Drug charges and weapons possession in Canadian County – Dismissal of all counts on grounds of unconstitutional search
Four felony counts and three misdemeanor counts, including Possession with intent to distribute and endeavoring to distribute in Canadian County – 7-year deferred sentence
Defendant with 3 DUIs (two felonies) in Canadian County: Pled to DUI Court
Defendant with 3 DUIs and 1 APC (actual physical control) in three separate counties: Pled to Oklahoma County DUI Court
Defendant with Felony Grand Larceny and Misdemeanor Drug Possession charges in Canadian County – 3-year deferred sentence
Passenger in vehicle involved in highway pile-up accident in Canadian County - $46,000 settlement