Aggravated Assault & Battery Against Police in Oklahoma
What is Aggravated Assault and Battery Against a Law Enforcement Officer?
According to Oklahoma law, aggravated assault and battery against a law enforcement officer occurs when a person commits assault and battery against police and causes “great bodily injury” to the victim.This crime is a felony in Oklahoma.
What Constitutes Great Bodily Injury?
Great bodily injury is a term you may have heard before. In this case, it is used when referring to a special type of assault and battery charge. In Oklahoma, great bodily injury generally means any serious or life-threatening injury; those that lead to obvious disfigurement; or broken bones; or injuries that create a substantial risk of death.
What Are the Penalties for Aggravated Assault and Battery Against Law Enforcement?
The penalties for aggravated assault and battery against law enforcement officers are much more severe than the penalties for a typical assault and battery charge.
If you injure a member of law enforcement, you could be facing one or a combination of the following:
- A prison sentence up to life
- A $1,000 fine
However, if the officer is permanently maimed by your act, you could be facing one or a combination of these more serious penalties:
- A $5,000 fine
- 5 years or up to life in prison
The charge of aggravated assault and battery against law enforcement carries serious consequences that can affect your future. But you do not have to face the charge alone. An attorney can answer your questions and provide valuable support and solutions in the courtroom. To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case, contact the attorneys at the Edge Law Firm today.