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A riot is a violent disturbance of the peace by one or more people. Riots occur without lawful authority and include force or violence. Rioting is one offense that does mirror your expectation of the charge.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Rioting is OKLA. STAT. tit. 47 § 1320, which states that “Any use of force or violence, or any threat to use force or violence if accompanied by immediate power of execution, by three or more persons acting together and without authority of law, is riot.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Rioting 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) participating with 2 or more persons;

2) who are acting together;

3) without authority of law;

4) in a use of force or violence.


4) in a threat of use or violence;

5) accompanied by the immediate power of execution.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #6-58.

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

Being charged with Rioting 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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