Oklahoma Assault and Battery Defense
According to the laws of Oklahoma, attempting to or threatening to harm someone is the crime of assault. Actually and intentionally causing harm or egregious offense to someone is the crime of battery. When both actions are carried out in close procession, they can be combined into the more serious crime of assault and battery.
If you have been accused of assault and battery in Oklahoma, then you will be facing violent crime charges that could shape your future for the worse. At this point, you need an Oklahoma Assault and Battery attorney. Come to William R. Pierce Attorney at Law to get an experienced Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible. From the start of your case to the finish, we will be dedicated to doing everything we can to fight your charges and securing the best possible outcome.
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Oklahoma Penalties for Assault and Battery Convictions
As a type of violent crime, you can be certain your assault and battery charges will be taken with the utmost seriousness by the prosecution. Depending on the coverage your case gets, the public might even be expecting to see you convicted, adding more zealousness to the opposition. If you do not take the right steps to protect yourself and your rights, you could be blindsided by a conviction and the criminal punishments it brings through sentencing.
Convictions for an assault and battery crime in Oklahoma can the following penalties:
- $1,000 fine
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Restitutions paid to the victim
- Community service
The aforementioned penalties may be used in the least severe of assault and battery cases, though. There are many ways that assault and battery charges can be escalated from a misdemeanor to a felony. This will cause both the potential fines and time incarcerated to increase significantly.
Your assault and battery charges might be escalated if you were accused of:
- Causing serious or permanent bodily injury to the alleged victim.
- Wielding or using a deadly weapon during the alleged crime.
- Bringing harm to a “special victim,” such as:
- Law enforcement and corrections officers
- Sports officials
- First responders
- Judges, jurors, and certain other members of the court
- School employees at work
- Students at school
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In too many criminal defense cases for serious crimes like assault and battery, the defendant is assumed guilty until proven innocent. The inverse is supposed to be how the criminal justice system works. Our Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney is set on making certain you are treated fairly and with respect throughout your case. The top priority is securing a not guilty verdict, case dismissal, or charge reduction.