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Domestic Assault and Battery

Any person who commits any assault and battery against:

  • current or former spouse,

  • present spouse,

  • former spouse,

  • former spouse of a present spouse,

  • parents,

  • foster parent,

  • child,

  • person otherwise related by blood or marriage,

  • person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship (22 O.S. 60.1 ),

  • an individual with whom the defendant has had a child,

  • a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant,

  • or a person living in the same household as the defendant shall be guilty of domestic abuse.

    OUJI-CR 4-26A

Assault and Battery - Legal Definition

You can be convicted of Assault if you, willfully and unlawfully attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another. 21 O.S. 641

You can be convicted of Battery if you, willfully and unlawfully use of force or violence upon the person of another. 21 O.S. 642

Domestic Assault and Battery with Great Bodily Injury - Elements

No person may be convicted of domestic abuse with great bodily injury unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

(1) willful; 

(2) unlawful; 

(3) attempting or offering to use force or violence; and 

(4) the use of force or violence;

(5) was against the person of a [Specify Applicable Relationship in 21 O.S. Supp. 2011, § 644(C)].

(6) resulting in great bodily injury.

The relationships listed above in #5 is "a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a former spouse of a present spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship as defined by section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant."

OUJI-CR 4-26B

Definition of Great Bodily Injury

Great bodily injury refers to significant injuries such as broken bones, disfigurement, or physical injury act is greater than typically suffered in a battery.

Other Domestic Assault and Battery Charges

Assault and Battery - Elements

No person may be convicted of assault and battery unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

(1) willful; 

(2) unlawful; 

(3) use of force or violence; 

(4) upon another person. OUJI-CR 4-26

Assault and Battery - Lay Terms

The main difference between assault and battery is this: Assault can be limited to only the threat of harm, while battery is the actual cause of physical harm from one person to another. Oklahoma case law claims that if there is a battery then there must have been an assault. Hall v. State

Other Assault and Battery Charges

Domestic Assault and Battery with Great Bodily Injury Litigation Expertise

You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but also knows how to cross-examine alleged victims and witnesses that have a motive to lie.  Domestic abuse cases can not only give you a felony on your record, it can also dramatically effect your ability to get child custody or visitation. Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise in cross examination, evidence, and the law make the difference in your case.

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