These crimes, along with sex and property crimes, are the crimes people think of when they're imagining the blight of criminal behavior on society. Fortunately these crimes are relatively rare, however, when they occur they have victims and the state devotes many prosecutorial resources and some of its best prosecutors to ensuring that convictions are obtained against whoever the police or victims indicate are the perpetrators.
Here are a few of the violent criminal charges that I've defended Oklahomans against for years.
- Drive-By Shooting
- Assault and Battery with Dangerous or Deadly Weapons
- Pointing a Weapon
- Simple Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- VPO Violation
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Failure to Register as a Violent Offender
- Animal Cruelty and Neglect
Just because you've been charged doesn't mean you will be convicted. The victims are not always right, the evidence is not always there, and the prosecution, despite their massive resources, does not always win. A surprising number of these cases, where the stakes are so high, are dealt with by plea bargain if the evidence is strong, and by trial if the evidence is weak. There is always hope.
If you've been charged with a violent crime in Oklahoma (highest incarceration rate in the world!) you have a significant problem and you need able representation right away. I'm always happy to discuss a criminal prosecution anywhere in Oklahoma.