Assault and battery is a charge that indicates one person threatened another with physical harm and followed through with physical contact and, in some cases, injury. Broken down, an “assault” charge refers to the portion of the law where one person is threatening another with harm, whereas “battery” is when the person actually follows through with the threat. In itself, an assault could result in the following:
- A jail sentence of up to 30 days;
- A fine of up to $500 or both
- On the other hand, a charge of assault and battery could result in the following punishments:
- A jail sentence of up to 90 days
- And a fine of up to $1,000
Beyond the straightforward assault and battery charge is aggravated assault and battery, which indicates serious bodily injury occurred as a result of physical contact. This is a felony charge and could result in the following punishments:
- A state prison sentence of up to 5 years or
- A jail sentence of up to 1 year;
- A fine of up to $500 or both a fine and imprisonment
When you are accused of or arrested for committing either or both of these crimes, contact an Oklahoma City assault & battery lawyer at AMA Law. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys could help you protect your rights and avoid harsh consequences.
Domestic Violence and Assault & Battery
We oftentimes see charges of assault and battery associated with domestic violence cases. In these cases of domestic violence, the assault and battery was against a spouse (former or current), parent, child, relative, a person the defendant is dating, or someone who is living in the same household. In a domestic violence case where a deadly weapon is used, there are a few differences in the felony charges and possible punishment. Assault, battery, and domestic violence cases can be difficult to sort out, which is why it is recommended to contact one of our skilled attorneys in Oklahoma City soon after the charges are brought against you.
Call an Oklahoma City Assault & Battery Attorney at AMA Law Today
AMA Law is an Oklahoma City law firm with more than 100 years of combined experience working on a wide range of cases. Our knowledgeable team of criminal lawyers have invaluable insight regarding all aspects of Oklahoma criminal statutes, and they work hard to ensure all of your legal rights are pursued under the Constitution.
We are committed to working one-on-one with each client to ensure all steps of the legal process are understood. An Oklahoma City assault & battery lawyer will fight for you and work hard to make sure you are not unjustly penalized for a crime you are being accused of. Serving clients in Tulsa, Norman, and areas throughout Oklahoma. Call us today to set up a free consultation and case evaluation!