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David A. Cincotta

David A. Cincotta

CINCOTTA LAW OFFICE PLLC - PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FUTURE, AND YOUR ASSETS
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Criminal Law ...
  • Oklahoma
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Biography

CUSTOMER SERVICE - David understands the difficultly in making the necessary decisions required in developing an estate plan. Each estate plan varies from individual-to-individual or couple-to-couple. He will help ease any stress you may have by discussing all of the estate planning options that are available to you and the pros and cons of each. David will make it very simple and affordable, and he will tailor your estate plan to your specific requests, needs, and circumstances. You will be surprised at how easy the process is and how little you must do. After you make a few decisions with legal advice from David, he does the rest. Once you have your estate plan prepared by David, you will enjoy peace of mind that your family will be cared for and your intentions will be respected.

CRITICAL ASPECTS OF AN ESTATE PLAN -

* Whom you want to care for your minor children;
* How you want your assets divided at death;
* Whom you want to oversee the administration of your estate; and
* How you want health care decisions to be made on your behalf if you are incapable of making said decisions yourself and whom you want to make those decisions.

Estate planning has many advantages, including minimizing tax burdens, controlling the disposition of valuable assets and family businesses, and discouraging family disputes and litigation.

FREE IN-DEPTH CONSULTATIONS - David will gladly answer every question that you have during a free consultation - in person or over the phone. He will explain all of your options, give you his honest opinion, and quote you a fee. He believes that an informed client is the best client.

ABOUT DAVID - Before starting the Cincotta Law Office PLLC, David worked as an Assistant District Attorney and then as the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In private practice, David primarily focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, criminal defense, and expungements. Learn more about David at his website.

Education
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Honors: Graduated cum laude Merit Scholar President and Dean's Honor Roll CALI Awards: Evidence, Applied Evidence, and Pre-Trial Litigation Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Activities: I worked full time during the day and attended law school in the evenings. My full-time work consisted of being a Deputy Court Clerk in Oklahoma County (assigned to District Judge Ray C. Elliott) until my last semester of law school. During my last semester, I was an intern at the Office of the Oklahoma County District Attorney.
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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
B.S. (2002) | Major: Business Management; Minor: International Business
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Activities: I was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. I graduated in two-and-a-half years from graduating high school.
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law/Owner
Cincotta Law Office, PLLC
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I operate and manage a law office providing a variety of legal services in-and-around the Oklahoma City area. My law practice is diverse but the focus of my practice is on estate planning, criminal law, and expungements.
Board Member
Dispute Resolution Advisory Board
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Advise the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts with respect to policy development and administration of the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act; Assist the Director in providing technical assistance to jurisdictions requesting the study and/or development of dispute mediation programs; Consult with appropriate and necessary state agencies and offices to promote a cooperative and comprehensive implementation of the Act; Assist the Director with the review, supervision, and evaluation of dispute mediation programs; and Make recommendations to the Director pertaining to legislation affecting dispute mediation and other forms of dispute resolution
General Counsel
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
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I was responsible for all legal matters of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, which is a large state agency that employs over 4,000 individuals, supervises (on probation/parole) in excess of 30,000 offenders, and incarcerates more 26,000 inmates.
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the OKlahoma County District Attorney
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I was assigned to the Civil Division of the DA's office and responsible for a variety of civil and quasi-criminal cases.
Licensed Legal Intern
Office of the Oklahoma County District Attorney
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I assisted attorneys in the Civil Division of the DA's office with research, brief writing, and assisted the assigned attorney by appearing for the State at civil commitment hearings.
Deputy Court Clerk
Oklahoma County Court Clerk
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While attending law school in the evening, I worked as a Deputy Court Clerk and was assigned to the Honorable Ray C. Elliott, District Judge. I managed the Court's docket and reviewed pleadings, orders, and forms submitted to the Judge. I was also responsible for performing many other tasks requested by Judge Elliott.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Establishment of the Criminal Court of Appeals of Oklahoma and the First Bench
Speaking Engagements
Addressing 4th Amendment Audits, Oklahoma City, OK
Department of Corrections
Delayed Sentencing and DOC Program Requirements, Annual Judicial Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts
Delayed Sentencing Program and Judgement & Sentence Wording, DAC Summer Conference, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
District Attorneys Council
Judgment & Sentence Wording & Sentence Calculations, Annual Judicial Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts
DOC Programs & Writs, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma County Juvenile Attorneys and Judges
Expungements, Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys
Asset Forfeiture, DAC Fall Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
District Attorney's Council
Expungements, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications
Member
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Awards
Merit Scholarship Award
Oklahoma City University School of Law
CALI Award - Applied Evidence
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Award for the highest grade in the class.
CALI Award - Pretrial Litigation
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Award for the highest grade in the class.
Merit Scholarship Award
Oklahoma City University School of Law
CALI Award - Evidence
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Award for the highest grade in the class.
Merit Scholarship Award
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Merit Scholarship Award
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Professional Associations
NW OKC Rotary
Member
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Activities: Help in the community in various ways with "Service above Self."
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Oklahoma County Bar Association
Member
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Oklahoma Bar Association  # 21629
Member
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District Attorneys Council Legislative Committee
Member/Participant
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Activities: Drafted and reviewed legislation being supported by the District Attorneys Council. Reviewed and provided feedback on proposed legislation that would impact prosecutors across Oklahoma.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bar Association
ID Number: 21629
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10th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations and case reviews are available for all cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All forms of payment including all major credit cards, cash, checks, and money orders are accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
    In certain cases, a contingency fee agreement may be available.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Different fee agreements are available, depending on the type of case. These include flat fees, hourly, and contingency fee.
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expungements
  • Asset Forfeiture
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. My husband was just sentenced to 85% crime. His lawyer says it is considered non violent. Are all 85% crimes violent?
A: Yes, at least what is considered a violent crime under Oklahoma law. A few years ago, the State Legislature amended the violent crime list to ensure they included all of the 85% crimes as violent crimes. Now, the opposite is not true - there are violent crimes that are not 85% crimes. For Oklahoma's list of 85% crimes: https://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=489049 For Oklahoma's list of violent crimes: https://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=489533
Q. I have court tomorrow and have not been able to find an attorney for a criminal case. how do I get a continuance?
A: If this is your first court setting, you may be able to get a continuance. If you have an attorney you want to hire but just don't yet have the funds yet to hire the attorney, you should inform the court of that and be prepared to have the attorney at your next court date. It also helps if you are not requesting a public defender and acknowledge you have to hire an attorney and are not asking for too long of a period of time to have an attorney (don't ask for more time than is absolutely necessary to have the funds, but be sure you can have the attorney hired by then). If you have not talked to any attorneys to know that you can't afford one, you should try to do that before even going. Some judges won't let you just continue your case because you don't have an attorney - they will tell you be back in a few hours with an attorney. Depending on the county, you could be faced with the ultimatum of being back in a few hours with an attorney or your bond being revoked and going back to jail. If this is not the first time you have requested a continuance to hire an attorney, best of luck.
Q. I've wrnt in cleav. co. Ok for not chekn back to PO , payed 1nce on fines and did no comm. Serv. Happend 3yrs ago
A: There is nothing wrong with counting the hours spent volunteering with meals-on-wheels as community service, as that is what community service is (volunteering your time for the betterment of the community). You will need proof of the hours you worked and I'm not certain whether meals-on-wheels is approved community service in the county. The law did change and places limits on the Court's ability to accelerate a deferred sentence for the crime of simple possession. The limits in place do not necessarily make it clear that the accelerated sentence (conviction) are for a misdemeanor or felony. There is a lot to this that you do need to discuss with an attorney, but you should do so with an attorney you hire to represent you. You need specific advice from someone who will look at the allegations and the facts and counsel you on the best way to move forward. If your only violations are only for not completing the requirements of your probation and do not include any new criminal activity, you may be able to avoid your sentence being accelerated. Best of luck to you!
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Link to Cincotta Law Office PLLC
Blog
Cincotta Law Office Blog
Contact & Map
Cincotta Law Office PLLC
3422 NW 135th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Telephone: (405) 266-0360
Fax: (405) 421-0025
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)