Assault and battery is a charge that indicates one person threatened another with physical harm and followed through with physical contact and, in some cases, injury. Broken down, an “assault” charge refers to the portion of the law where one person is threatening another with harm, whereas “battery” is when the person actually follows through with the threat. In itself, assault could result in the following:
- A jail sentence of up to 30 days;
- A fine of up to $500, or both’
- On the other hand, a charge of assault and battery could result in the following punishments:
- A jail sentence of up to 90 days
- And a fine of up to $1,000
Beyond the straightforward assault and battery charge is aggravated assault and battery, which indicates serious bodily injury occurred as a result of physical contact. This is a felony charge and could result in the following punishments:
- A state prison sentence of up to 5 years; or
- A jail sentence of up to 1 year;
- A fine of up to $500; or both a fine and imprisonment
Domestic Violence and Assault and Battery
We oftentimes see charges of assault and battery associated with domestic violence cases. In these cases of domestic violence, the assault and battery was against a spouse (former or current), parent, child, relative, a person the defendant is dating, or someone who is living in the same household. In a domestic violence case where a deadly weapon is used, there are a few differences in the felony charges and possible punishment. Assault, battery and domestic violence cases can be difficult to sort out, which is why it is recommended to contact one of our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff soon after the charges are brought against you.
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Atkins & Markoff is an Oklahoma City law firm with more than 100 years of combined experience working on a wide range of cases. Our knowledgeable team of criminal lawyers have invaluable insight regarding all aspects of Oklahoma criminal statutes and they work hard to ensure all of your legal rights are pursued under the Constitution. We are committed to working one-on-one with each clients to ensure all steps of the legal process are understood. We will fight for you and work hard to make sure you are not unjustly penalized for a crime you are being accused of. Serving clients in Tulsa, Norman, and areas throughout Oklahoma, call us today to set up a free consultation and case evaluation!