Assault and Battery of Emergency Medical Personnel in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, assault and/or battery against an emergency medical care provider may be charged as a felony.
Assault and Battery
Assault—also known as attempted battery—is defined as the threat or attempt to cause physical harm to another person. Battery, on the other hand, is a physical act that results in either harmful or offensive contact.
Under Oklahoma law, assault and battery are two separate crimes that can either be charged together or individually. Assault, battery, or assault and battery against certain victims, such as emergency medical care providers who are performing their medical duties, can result in a felony punishable by imprisonment or heavy fines.
Emergency Medical Care Providers
Doctors, interns, residents, nurses, nurses’ aides, ambulance attendants, ambulance operators, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and members of hospital security forces all fall within the title of emergency medical care providers, as defined by Oklahoma statute 21-650.4.
Those convicted of this felony offense could face up to two years in prison, up to $1,000 in fines, or both.
What are your options?
If you or someone you love is facing a charge of assault, battery, or assault and battery against an emergency medical care provider in the state of Oklahoma, you should seek counsel immediately. A conviction of a violent crime becomes a permanent part of your criminal record—affecting your right to vote and own firearms, and possibly making it difficult to get hired in the future.
The outstanding attorneys at Edge Law Firm have extensive experience in Oklahoma’s legal system. Our team will work tirelessly to protect you, your rights and your future at every step of the way.
Though our offices are in Tulsa, we can make arrangements to defend your case regardless of where you’re located in Oklahoma. Contact Edge Law Firm to schedule a free review of your case.