Assault & Battery Crimes Defense
Assault & Battery Crimes
In Oklahoma there are a wide variety of Assault & Battery crimes. Each with its own legal elements, facts to constitute the crime, and potential punishment. Prior to explaining the most comment Assault & Battery crimes; lets define these two terms: Assault – the threat to induce physical harm on another person, which must include a physical action, including, but not limited to moving aggressively towards a person; Battery – the intentional use of force against another person that causes some amount of harm, the amount and source of the force separates many of the separate Battery crimes.
Simple Assault: a misdemeanor, which carries potential jail time.
Simple Assault & Battery: a misdemeanor, which carries jail time and requires harmful contact between the defendant and some other party.
Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon: a felony, which carries prison time without prior felony convictions. The government can charge you with this serious felony after alleging you used an object, which is dangerous, by its use, to induce physical harm to another person. A severe injury is not required in order to be charged with this serious felony charge.
Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon: a felony, which potentially carries a very long prison sentence. A deadly weapon is an object meant to inflict harsh bodily injury, such as a gun or a sharp object. However, other objects can be charged as deadly weapons based on the manner they are allegedly used. Any object that can disfigure, break bones, or kill qualifies as a deadly weapon. This is one of the most serious Assault & Battery crimes and requires the assistance of experienced criminal defense counsel to defend.
Homicide, Manslaughter, and Murder: all felonies, which can carry up to life in prison or the death penalty for Murder in the First Degree. The taking of another person’s life will potentially expose you to being charged with one of these crimes. It is crucial to have experienced criminal defense counsel that has handled multiple homicide, manslaughter, and murder cases to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the best defense possible.
Being charged with any Assault & Battery crime, especially a felony, can expose you or your loved one to prison time; restitution to the victim for medical bills; damaged or destroyed property, or treatment; lost employment opportunities for years; personal issues; costly probation fees; and many other costs.
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You need a fierce advocate to defend your life and freedom, if you have been accused of or believe you are about to be accused or charged with an Assault & Battery in Oklahoma. You will find experienced, specialized, and caring representation by calling the Cannon Law Firm. John will do everything possible to defend your freedom and your future. As a former prosecutor, he knows being charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. You have the right to the presumption of innocence and representation by the best criminal defense attorney you can find. John will investigate the allegations; examine law enforcement conduct; interview all potential witnesses; examine credibility issues with your accusers; and identify every weakness in the prosecution’s case.
You need counsel that has stood beside clients facing the same circumstances you are facing now. John Cannon has that experience and will bring it to bear in your case. He can sometimes prevent charges from being filed, if he is involved in the case early enough and can explain your story to the prosecution. He is a fierce advocate in court, if you are preparing to go to trial to prove your innocent. Additionally, he has an outstanding record of reaching the best possible outcome for hundreds of clients accused of the wide variety of assault & battery charged explained above, evidenced by receiving the highest possible AVVO rating – 10 (superb). Contact Cannon Law Firm to protect your freedom, your future, and your story.