Justifiable Use of Non-Deadly Force in Oklahoma
In order to be convicted of a crime in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove all of that crime’s 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.
Sometimes, however, a person might have a defense to why they did, or why they could not have, committed a certain crime. A violent crime is defensible, if the defendant’s criminal defense attorney can prove the defendant reasonably believed the force used was necessary to protect himself/herself, another, or to defend property and the amount of force used was reasonably believed to be required in the situation.
To have a Justifiable Use of Non-Deadly Force in Oklahoma, a person is justified in using force in defense of another if that person reasonably believed that use of force was necessary to protect another from imminent danger of bodily harm. Defense of another is a defense although the danger to the personal security of another may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would reasonably have believed that another was in imminent danger of bodily harm. The amount of force used may not exceed the amount of force a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would have used to prevent the bodily harm.
Oklahoma Jury Instruction #8-4.
The statute for the Justifiable Use of Non-Deadly Force is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 643(3), which states that to use or to attempt to offer to use force or violence upon or toward the person of another is not unlawful when committed either by the person about to be injured, or by any other person in such person’s aid or defense, in preventing or attempting to prevent an offense against such person, or any trespass or other unlawful interference with real or personal property in such person’s lawful possession; provided the force or violence used is not more than sufficient to prevent such offense.
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