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What is assault and battery with a dangerous weapon?

There are criminal law terms that are frequently mentioned in casual conversion. Terms like assault and battery are often used when there has been an attack or physical altercation in the news. However, if asked the actual definition of these terms, a clear answer may not be given. This post aims to clarify these terms and define the punishment in Oklahoma law.

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What are the crime classifications in Oklahoma?

How are crimes in Oklahoma classified? There are two types of classification: felonies and misdemeanors. A felony is punishable by serving a year or more in prison and payment of a fine. If convicted of certain felonies, a defendant may also face the death penalty. In contrast, a misdemeanor is punishable by serving less than a year in jail and payment of a fine. The fine is generally less than $500. A defendant facing a misdemeanor is not subject to the death penalty.

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Defending our Oklahoma clients from criminal charges

Oklahomans who are accused of a crime face a difficult road. Government prosecutors have enormous resources at their disposal and are often under pressure to win a conviction and the harshest possible sentence. At the same time, those who are accused of crimes in high-profile cases may feel that they have been tried in a court of public opinion before they have ever had their day in court. All this is true whether the alleged crime is something violent, like assault, or something nonviolent, such as fraud.

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No charges for convenience store clerk

Stand Your Ground laws in various states have drawn a lot of criticism in the last few years. Oklahoma is one of the 24 states that have a Stand Your Ground law on its books. These laws allow an individual to use deadly force when he or she is in reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. This law is in the news again after a robbery attempt at a Tulsa convenience store.

The importance of quality criminal defense

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. This isn't just a saying, it's the mantra of the attorneys of M.K. Bailey Law Offices. The majority of our clients have never been in trouble before. Now these law abiding citizens are caught in the middle of a difficult situation. Making the right legal decisions may make the difference between freedom and incarceration.

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Criminal charges: Naked man attacks woman at apartment complex

Police in Oklahoma City report that they have arrested a man after he attacked a woman while he was naked in an apartment complex. The 32-year-old man was taken into custody late Saturday evening. Police reported to the scene after they received a report that a naked man had broken into the apartment complex and was fighting with residents of the community.

Eating a BAC print out is not a good idea

Let's say you are driving late one night after you enjoyed a drink or two at your local establishment. Getting behind the wheel of the car probably wasn't the best decision in your life, but you do it anyway. A police officer pulls you over during your drive and soon the officer accuses you of drinking and driving. You are arrested for the offense, and they take you in to a police station for further testing.

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Interrogating teens is practically formulaic, and that's bad

What if -- and stay with us on this one -- you were an alien from another planet. For whatever reason, you're here on Earth and you look like a human. So as you wander aimlessly across this new world, you trespass on someone's property and you're arrested. The police take you in and start interrogating you, but of course you have no idea what's going on. You don't know you have rights. You don't even know what crime you've committed.

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A criminal charge can ruin your life -- but it doesn't have to

It is one of the pillars of the criminal justice system: a person who is accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. However, as everyone is well aware, that isn't necessarily how every criminal case is perceived. In this era of instant news and constant connection, everyone has an opinion, and thoughts become shared so quickly. If someone is accused of committing a crime, there is a good chance that the public at large will label that person guilty, even though he or she is innocent until the prosecution proves its case.

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