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Cannon & Associates is dedicated to Fierce Advocacy for clients facing criminal charges in Oklahoma, including the most violent and serious offenses. John Cannon is a former prosecutor with experience on both sides of the most serious crimes in Oklahoma.

What is the definition of an 85% Crime in Oklahoma?

All crimes carry punishment ranges pursuant to Oklahoma criminal statutes; however, the Department of Corrections has some discretion over what percentage of a given sentence an offender served in prison in Oklahoma. The Department of Corrections has the most discretion over non-violent offenses, such as white-collar crimes or property crimes, with some offenders only serving a small fraction of their given sentence. The middle road includes violent offenses that are not also 85% percent crimes, i.e. Burglary in the Second Degree. Finally, the most violent crimes under Oklahoma law are listed out in Oklahoma Statutes Title 21 Section 13.1 and require serving 85% of a given sentence prior to being eligible for earned credits or release, i.e. an offender sentenced to 10 years would be required to serve 8.5 years prior to potentially being released.

What are the 85% Crimes in Oklahoma?

The offenses listed in the 85% crime statute (OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 §13.1) prohibit an offender from receiving earned credits or any other type of credits that would reduce the length of the offender’s sentence below 85% of the sentenced imposed by judge or jury in Oklahoma. The following crimes are the complete list of 85% crimes in Oklahoma:

  1. First degree murder as defined in Title 21 Section 701.7;
  2. Second degree murder as defined by Section 701.8;
  3. Manslaughter in the first degree as defined by Section 711;
  4. Poisoning with intent to kill as defined by Section 651;
  5. Shooting with intent to kill, use of a vehicle to facilitate use of a firearm, crossbow or other weapon, assault, battery, or assault and battery with a deadly weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm, as provided for in Title 21 Section 652;
  6. Assault with intent to kill as provided for in Title 21 Section 653;
  7. Conjoint robbery as defined by Section 800;
  8. Robbery with a dangerous weapon as defined in Title 21 Section 801;
  9. First degree robbery as defined in Title 21 Section 797;
  10. First degree rape as provided for in Title 21 Section 1111, 1114 or 1115;
  11. First degree arson as defined in Title 21 Section 1401;
  12. First degree burglary as provided for in Title 21 Section 1436;
  13. Bombing as defined in Title 21 Section 1767.1;
  14. Any crime against a child provided for in Title 21 Section 843.5;
  15. Forcible sodomy as defined in Title 21 Section 888;
  16. Child pornography or aggravated child pornography as defined in Title 21 Section 1021.2, 1021.3, 1024.1, 1024.2 or 1040.12a;
  17. Child prostitution as defined in Title 21 Section 1030;
  18. Lewd molestation of a child as defined in Title 21 Section 1123;
  19. Abuse of a vulnerable adult as defined in Title 21 Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes who is a resident of a nursing facility;
  20. Aggravated trafficking as provided for in subsection C of Section 2-415 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
  21. Aggravated assault and battery upon any person defending another person from assault and battery; or
  22. Human trafficking as provided for in Title 21 Section 748,

Some offenses carry 85% minimum time an offender must serve in prison in addition to the listed offenses in Oklahoma Statutes Title 21 Section 13.1, which include the following:

  • Transporting with Intent to Distribute;
  • Manufacturing a Controlled Dangerous Substance requires 85% of a sentence to be served on a second or subsequent offense as provided in Title 63 Section 2-401F;
  • Financial Exploitation, Abuse, or Neglect by a Caretaker as defined in Title 21 Section 843.1.

How can my Criminal Defense Attorney Defend an 85% Crime?

An experienced criminal defense attorney can both attack and mitigate your case, if you have been charged with an 85% crime. Each of the above listed offenses have very specific elements that must be met by the prosecutor in order to sustain a conviction or even have you bound over for trial at your preliminary hearing. You can win your case or have charged reduced, if your Oklahoma criminal lawyer can prove a single essential element of any offense cannot be proven by the prosecutor or the evidence.

Your career, your freedom and your reputation depend on the outcome of your violent or 85% crime case in Oklahoma.  Your interests demand you contact an experienced 85% crimes criminal defense attorney upon becoming a suspect or being arrested for a violent or 85% crime in Oklahoma.


Experience matters when you are facing 85% crimes or violent charges in Oklahoma. It is important to know the Oklahoma violent crimes defense attorney you hire is dedicated to your cause and versed in all aspects of your alleged 85% crime defense. John Cannon, owner of Cannon & Associates is a former prosecutor and very experienced in the law and issues associated with 85% crimes in Oklahoma. He has faced these cases from both sides of the courtroom and has the experience to defend your case. He will personally represent you and work along-side you during the entire process. He will keep you informed. John has the experience you need and will bring it to bear in your case.

Additionally, John Cannon has an outstanding record of reaching the best possible outcome for hundreds of clients, evidenced by receiving the highest possible AVVO rating – 10 (superb) and being recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top 40 under 40 in criminal defense. Contact Cannon & Associates to protect your rights and Fight your 85% crime case. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at 405-657-2323 for a free confidential case evaluation.

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