A person can be charged with assault in Oklahoma without making any physical contact with the alleged victim. Rather, assault is any threat or attempt to harm another person which includes some threatening action such as clenching a fist or charging toward the victim. Speak with our reliable Tulsa violent crimes lawyers to fight back against your assault charges.
When you choose Saint & Watzke, PLLP to handle your defense, you get access to a firm that is 100% dedicated to client results. Our legal team includes a former police officer which means we understand mistakes law enforcement can make in the search and arresting process which we can exploit on your behalf. Trust us to always work towards a favorable result when your freedom is on the line.
Penalties for an assault conviction are quite serious and can be increased depending on the circumstances of your case.
In general, assault is punishable by:
Assault against certain individuals such as law enforcement officers, sports officials, judges, school employees, or corrections officers has the potential to upgrade an assault charge to a felony, resulting in at least one year in prison. You may also be forced to pay restitution to the victim.
Our Tulsa violent crimes attorneys can contest your charges outright—the charge may have been a complete fabrication based on a misunderstanding or personal vendetta. We can also work to have your charges reduced so you stay out of prison. This can include a deferred sentence wherein after complying with certain conditions your charges are dropped, or a suspended sentence. Whatever the details of your case, our talented firm can work hard to protect you and your record from an assault conviction.
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