DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY CAUSING GREAT BODILY INJURY

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Domestic Assault and Battery causing Great Bodily Injury must be upon a domestic partner or someone within the defendant’s “domestic family”; it must be an assault and battery; and it must cause great bodily harm.  The “domestic family” includes a person of a familial relationship to the accused, such as present and former spouses, children, parents, people of a blood relation or marriage relationship, or people who live in the same household as the accused.

The allegations of domestic violence are serious and can result in the loss of freedom and substantial rights, including possession of a firearm. In it crucial you understand the laws related to domestic violence charges and retain an experienced Oklahoma domestic violence defense lawyer.

Oklahoma Statute

The statute for Domestic Assault and Battery causing Great Bodily Injury is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 644, which states “Any person convicted of domestic [assault and battery] that results in great bodily injury to the victim shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than ten (10) years, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Domestic Assault and Battery causing Great Bodily Injury 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) willfully;

2) unlawful;

3) attempting or offering to use force or violence; and

4) the use of force or violence;

5) was against the person of a:

    • current or former spouse
    • present spouse of a former spouse
    • former spouse of a present spouse,
    • Parents
    • foster parent
    • child
    • person otherwise related by blood or marriage
    • person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship
    • individual with whom the defendant has had a child
    • person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or
    • person living in the same household as the defendant.

6) resulting in great bodily injury

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-26B.

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

Being charged with Domestic Assault and Battery causing Great Bodily Injury 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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