According to the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, 1,881 people died because of domestic violence in Oklahoma between 1998 and 2019. In the state of Oklahoma, a domestic violence crime involves assault or battery committed against a member of your family or household. An offender convicted of domestic violence may face massive fines, possible jail time, a protection order, and other life-altering ramifications.
If you've been arrested and charged with domestic violence, it is imperative that you hire a skilled Oklahoma criminal defense attorney immediately to help build your defense. At Wilson Law Firm PLLC, I'm committed to offering comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to individuals facing domestic violence allegations. As your legal counsel, I will fight vigorously to defend your rights and strategize an effective defense for your case.
My firm, Wilson Law Firm PLLC, proudly serves clients across Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas of Norman, Chandler, Ada, and Okemah.
Domestic Violence in Oklahoma
In the state of Oklahoma, the term domestic violence is commonly referred to as "domestic abuse." Under Oklahoma Statutes Section 21-644, any person who commits any assault or "assault and battery" offense against a family member or household member may be charged with domestic abuse.
Pursuant to Oklahoma Statutes Section 21-641, "assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another."
According to Oklahoma Statutes Section 21-642, "battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another."
In essence, anyone who threatens or attempts to cause physical harm, or intentionally uses force or violence upon a family or household member may be charged with domestic abuse.