Intimidation and Harassment
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Intimidation is defined as an action or words that are means to make someone timid or fearful, especially when used to compel or deter another person from something. Harassment is defined as a pattern or course of conduct directed toward another individual that includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing unconsented contact, that would cause a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress, and that actually causes emotional distress to the victim. Emotional distress is any significant mental suffering that may require some manner of professional treatment but does not require professional treatment.
The allegations of intimidation, harassment, and/or 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.
The statute for Intimidation and Harassment is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 850, which states “No person shall maliciously and with specific intent to incite or produce, and which is likely to incite or produce, imminent violence, which violence would be directed against another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability, make or transmit, cause or allow to be transmitted, any telephonic, computerized, or electronic message. No person shall maliciously and with specific intent to incite or produce, and which is likely to incite or produce, imminent violence, which violence would be directed against another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability, broadcast, publish, or distribute, cause or allow to be broadcast, published or distributed, any message or material.”
Elements of the Crime
In order to be convicted of Intimidation and Harassment 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:
- assaulted or battered another person;
- damaged, destroyed, vandalized, or defaced any real or personal property of another person;
- Threatened to assault or batter another person if there was reasonable cause to believe that the assault or battery would occur; or
- Threatened to damage, destroy, vandalize, or deface any real or personal property of another person if there was reasonable cause to believe that the harm to the property would occur
3) with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, or disability.
Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-32.
What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You
Being charged with Intimidation and Harassment 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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