Domestic Abuse Crimes
Domestic Abuse Crimes
Domestic Abuse Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
As an Oklahoma domestic abuse attorney, Collin W. Rockett has defended numerous persons accused of domestic abuse crimes throughout the State of Oklahoma. From municipal and State misdemeanor charges to State felony charges, Rockett Law Office handles all types of domestic abuse charges. If you or someone you know is accused of a domestic abuse crime, call Rockett Law Office at (405) 529-6005 as soon as possible to set up a free consultation with our Oklahoma domestic abuse attorney. We will inform you of your rights, and guide you through the legal process of defending you against a domestic abuse charge.
Domestic Abuse Crimes in Oklahoma
- Domestic Abuse (Assault and Battery)
- Domestic Abuse (Assault and Battery) in the Presence of a Minor
- Violation of Victim Protective Order (VPO)
Domestic abuse crimes classified as misdemeanors are usually charged against those with no prior history of domestic abuse charges. Often, a person will be charged with both domestic abuse and violation of a VPO. Each of the misdemeanors listed carries a maximum punishment of one year in county jail and/or a hefty fine, and each is enhanceable to a felony if a person is charged with the same offense a second time.p
In many instances, VPOs are petitioned for by the alleged victim of a domestic abuse crime. The evidence presented at a VPO hearing can have a very significant impact on the outcome of a domestic abuse case in criminal court. It is extremely important that you contact an experienced Oklahoma domestic abuse attorney if you are named as the defendant in a petition for a VPO.
Felony Domestic Abuse Crimes:
- Domestic Abuse by Strangulation
- Domestic Assault and Battery Resulting in Great Bodily Injury (AKA Aggravated Domestic Assault and Battery)
- Domestic Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
- Domestic Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Felony domestic abuse crimes are very serious charges that carry time in state prison. The crimes listed are considered felonies the first time a person is charged with the offense, and often involve an alleged victim who suffered significant injury. Some felony domestic abuse crimes are considered violent crimes under Oklahoma law, such as domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon. A conviction for a crime considered violent under Oklahoma law requires a person serve not less than 45% (day for day) of the prison sentence imposed before becoming eligible to receive earned credits or becoming eligible for parole consideration.
The Domestic Abuse Counseling Requirement:
Oklahoma law requires that anyone who receives probation for a domestic abuse crime undergo 52 weeks of domestic abuse counseling or treatment. This counseling or treatment must be completed through an individual licensed practitioner, or a domestic abuse treatment program certified by the Attorney General.
What Makes a Crime “Domestic”?
A domestic relationship is defined under Oklahoma law as between a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a parent, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the accused is in a dating relationship, an individual with whom the accused has a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the accused, or a person living in the same household as the accused. (see 21 O.S. § 644(D)(2))
Rockett Law Office provides unparalleled representation for those charged with domestic abuse crimes in Oklahoma. At Rockett Law Office, you are more than just a name on a file. Our Oklahoma domestic abuse attorney handles each domestic abuse case with the individual attention to detail that every client deserves. Many domestic abuse cases involve “he said – she said” situations, requiring an in-depth investigation of the claims made by the alleged victim. To protect our clients and their rights, our Oklahoma domestic crimes attorney investigates each domestic abuse case thoroughly. He builds a defense for his clients, and advises them, based on an in-depth investigation of all claims made by the alleged victim and the State. If you face charges of domestic abuse, call Rockett Law Office today at (405) 529-6005 to set up a free initial consultation.