CHILD ABUSE BY TORTURE, INJURY, OR MAIMING

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Child Abuse by Torture, Injury, or Maiming is defined as the intentional harming of a child under the age of 18. The torture, injury, or maiming must be done with a malicious state of mind, and it must be intentional. This means that the person who harms the child must have generally intended harm and those intentions must be of an “evil” kind while the conduct was occurring.

Oklahoma Statute

The statute for Child Abuse by Torture, Injury, or Maiming is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 843.5, which states “child abuse means the willful or malicious harm or threatened harm or failure to protect from harm or threatened harm to the health, safety, or welfare of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another, or the act of willfully or maliciously injuring, torturing or maiming a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Child Abuse by Torture, Injury, or Maiming 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:

1) a person willfully or maliciously;

2) injured, tortured, or maimed;

3) a child under the age of 18;

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-35A.

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

Being charged with Child Abuse by Torture, Injury, or Maiming 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.

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