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Assault is defined as the willful and unlawful attempt or offer to cause physical injury to another person with force or violence. Generally, threatening words are not enough—they must be accompanied by some other action which ultimately misses or is stopped to be considered an assault. Unlike a battery, physical injury is not required to be an assault, and so it is sometimes referred to as an “attempted battery.”

Oklahoma Statute

The statute for Assault is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 641, which states that “an assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another.” 

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Assault in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove that the attempt or offer with force or violence was:

1) willful;

2) unlawful;

3) to do bodily harm; and

4) meant against another person. 

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-25. 

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Assault & Battery in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

Contact – Cannon & Associates: Oklahoma Criminal Defense

Cannon & Associates is dedicated to Fierce Advocacy for Oklahoma criminal defendants and will fight for you. Founder John Cannon has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top 40 under 40. Contact Cannon & Associates to protect your rights and fight your criminal case in Oklahoma. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at 405-657-2323 for a free confidential case evaluation.

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