Criminal Defense Felony Domestic Abuse Attorneys in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, domestic abuse is considered a grave offense, with those convicted potentially facing felony charges. Domestic violence encompasses a spectrum of abusive behaviors, including physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse, targeting individuals in an intimate relationship. It is unlawful to intimidate, threaten, or physically harm an intimate partner.

Victims of such abuse are entitled to legal safeguards against perpetrators who violate these laws. The Oklahoma District Attorney’s Office diligently strives to shield victims and their families from the consequences of domestic violence or abuse.

Implications Of Domestic Abuse - Oklahoma

Given the severe implications of domestic abuse allegations, including restraining order violations and related offenses, the stakes are incredibly high. A felony conviction can lead to imprisonment, substantial fines, and extended periods of probation or parole. If you find yourself in this precarious situation in Oklahoma, it’s crucial to secure the representation of a seasoned criminal defense attorney to safeguard your rights.

Ball Morse Lowe stands at the forefront of criminal defense, offering assertive and informed legal advocacy. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of domestic abuse defense, demonstrating a track record of favorable outcomes for our clients. We acknowledge the sensitivity surrounding charges of crimes against children and are dedicated to constructing a formidable defense on your behalf.

If you or a loved one is entangled in criminal charges for domestic abuse, do not delay in seeking the counsel of Ball Morse Lowe. Our legal experts are equipped to offer you strategic advice and robust defense, ensuring your rights are vigorously defended. Our dedicated lawyers are committed to pursuing justice for you. Time is of the essence—secure the legal support you require without delay. Reach out to us at 405.701.5355 or through our contact form.

Felony Domestic Abuse Scenarios in Oklahoma

Domestic violence manifests in various forms, with certain acts classified as criminal felonies. Felony domestic abuse encompasses severe physical assaults causing substantial injury or death, sexual assault or rape, threats with weapons against a household member, stalking with the intent to intimidate, and unlawful confinement.

Physical Attacks - Including acts of violence resulting in significant injury or fatality.
Sexual Assault/Rape - Unconsented sexual interaction, possibly involving force or incapacitation of the victim.
Weapon Threats - Illegal menacing of an intimate partner with a deadly weapon.
Stalking - Engaging in surveillance or following a family member to instill fear.
False Imprisonment - Restraining someone against their will within a residence or other confinement.

Facing charges of felony domestic abuse in Oklahoma necessitates immediate action. Ball Morse Lowe is prepared to advocate for your rights and formulate an exceptional legal defense.

Strategizing Defenses Against Domestic Abuse Allegations

Confronting domestic abuse charges requires a proactive defense strategy, safeguarding your rights, and challenging the allegations. Potential defenses include claims of self-defense, insufficiency of evidence, or mistaken identity.

  • Self-Defense - Justifiable actions in response to imminent harm.
  • Lack of Evidence - Absence of conclusive proof to substantiate guilt.
  • Mistaken Identity - Errors in identifying the actual perpetrator.

Why Choose Ball Morse Lowe?

Facing felony domestic abuse charges in Oklahoma is a critical situation demanding expert legal intervention. Ball Morse Lowe combines profound legal expertise with a commitment to defending our clients’ rights. Allow us to stand by you in your time of need.

Contact Ball Morse Lowe for experienced and compassionate legal representation in Oklahoma. We are determined to protect your rights and ensure a fair outcome. Reach out now for a consultation, and let us advocate for you in these challenging times.Call 405.701.5355 or email

FAQs Felony Domestic Abuse in Oklahoma

What constitutes Felony Domestic Abuse in Oklahoma?
    • Felony Domestic Abuse in Oklahoma generally involves causing physical harm or the threat of imminent physical harm to a family or household member. It becomes a felony usually when it involves serious physical injury, use of a dangerous weapon, or if the offender has prior domestic violence convictions.
What are the penalties for Felony Domestic Abuse in Oklahoma?
    • Penalties can include incarceration, fines, mandatory treatment programs, and probation. The length of prison time and the amount of the fines can increase with the severity of the abuse and the presence of prior convictions.
Can Felony Domestic Abuse charges be filed based on verbal arguments?
    • Typically, verbal arguments alone do not constitute felony domestic abuse. However, if threats of immediate physical harm are made, charges could potentially escalate.
How does Oklahoma determine if an offense is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony?
    • This depends on factors such as the severity of the alleged abuse, whether a weapon was involved if there is a history of domestic violence, and if the victim sustained serious injuries.
What is the role of the victim in pressing Felony Domestic Abuse charges?
    • While the victim’s testimony can be crucial, it is ultimately the state's decision to press charges based on evidence. In Oklahoma, prosecutors can proceed with a case even if the victim does not want to press charges.
Can charges be dropped if the victim recants their statement?
    • The prosecutor has the discretion to continue with the prosecution, even if the victim recants their statement, especially if there is other evidence supporting the charge.
Are there mandatory arrest policies for domestic abuse in Oklahoma?
    • Oklahoma law requires police officers to make an arrest if there is probable cause to believe that domestic abuse has occurred within a certain time frame prior to the officer's investigation.
What are the consequences of a Felony Domestic Abuse conviction on child custody?
    • A conviction can significantly impact child custody arrangements. Courts may determine that an individual convicted of domestic abuse poses a risk to the child, which can result in loss of custody or limited visitation rights.
Can a felony domestic abuse conviction be expunged in Oklahoma?
    • Expungement is typically not available for violent felony convictions, including domestic abuse, but laws can change, and there may be exceptional circumstances. Consult with an attorney for current and personalized legal advice.
How does a Felony Domestic Abuse charge affect firearm rights in Oklahoma?
    • A felony conviction generally results in the loss of the right to possess firearms under both state and federal laws.
What should I do if I am charged with Felony Domestic Abuse?
    • It is imperative to seek legal representation immediately. An experienced defense attorney can help you understand the charges, navigate the legal system, and advocate on your behalf.

Please note that these FAQs are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for legal advice. The laws regarding domestic abuse are complex and can be subject to change. Call 405.701.5355 today to set up a consultation. 

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