Domestic Abuse Charges
Skilled Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys in Sapulpa
Oklahoma refers to domestic violence as domestic abuse when discussing assault and battery among family members. Victims of domestic abuse can obtain protective orders in an effort to prevent further harm. If you have been charged with domestic abuse or violating a protective order, you need vigorous advocacy from our Sapulpa violent crimes defense attorneys who can protect you from the consequences.
Saint & Watzke, PLLP is a firm built to accomplish client goals and we strive to make this our chief goal. We fight hard to protect clients from criminal accusations because we understand all that is at stake. Our professional legal team includes a former police officer, which means we can fully scrutinize the actions of law enforcement in your case and exploit any mistakes made on their part on your behalf.
Who can file a domestic abuse claim?
- Domestic abuse may only take place between the offender and the following individuals:
- Current or former spouse
- Current spouse of the offender’s former
- Foster parents
- A child
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Persons the offender is or was romantic with
- Persons the offender has a child with
- Persons in the same house as the offender
Oklahoma takes domestic abuse very seriously and a first conviction is punishable by up to one year in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines. Subsequent convictions can result in up to four years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines.
Defense for Protective Order Violation Charges
Protective Orders are to act as additional protection from abuse, and those convicted of violating orders can be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned by up to one year and those found guilty of further violations, especially if violence was perpetrated.
At the same time, people are sometimes accused of domestic abuse or violating protective orders wrongfully and charges can be filed to portray oneself as the victim to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody suit.
You have a right to defend yourself from such accusations and our Sapulpa violent crimes defense lawyers can investigate claims made against you and all the relevant evidence to try and exonerate you. When your reputation and future are at stake, look to Saint & Watzke, PLLP to work for your best interests.
Discuss your case with us during your free case evaluation—(918) 721-0998!