Oklahoma City Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Fighting to Regain Your Peace of Mind
A domestic violence accusation can have far-reaching impacts on your criminal record, livelihood and reputation. The challenge with domestic abuse charges is that they all depend on the victim’s allegations, since it’s their words that got you in trouble in the first place. As such, you fall mercy to their accounts of the alleged crime scene. You must acknowledge that law enforcement can only assess a crime scene in domestic violence cases after a call for help is made. Thus, officers don’t ever actually see the alleged domestic abuse taking place and typically take the victim’s word over yours.
As a result, it may feel like all odds are against you. But we ask you to think again. At Coyle Law Firm, you can depend on our attorneys’ experience, insight and effective legal resources to help you get through this stressful situation. We can provide the personalized, hard-hitting legal defense you need to best overcome your domestic abuse allegations. With over 70 years of combined legal experience, our domestic violence defense lawyer knows what it takes to help you combat your charge.
What Is Domestic Violence?
In the state of Oklahoma, domestic violence (sometimes referred to as domestic abuse) is defined as any assault and battery between family members. Oklahoma’s Criminal Code states that domestic violence can only occur between:
- Current or former spouses (and their spouses)
- Anyone currently or formerly in a dating relationship
- Relatives by blood or marriage
- Those living within a household
More specifically, the law states that “Any person who commits any assault and battery against a current or former intimate partner or a family or household member … is guilty of domestic abuse.” Those convicted of domestic violence may face up to 1 year in prison and/or fines of up to $5,000. For a second or subsequent offense, convicts will be penalized by up to 4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fines.
It’s important to recognize that domestic violence, or domestic abuse, can come in various forms. While most people believe this crime is only committed through physical violence, it can also present itself through the following actions:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Psychological Abuse & Intimidation
- Emotional abuse
- Isolation from friends, family and/or work
- Verbal Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Technological abuse
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you must act quickly to secure legal representation and protection. Such charges are always serious in nature and have lasting ramifications. Although these situations can remain fluid and complex, it’s always best to place your trust in an established law firm with a proven history of serving clients within Oklahoma County, and throughout the state. Our defense lawyers can fight to prove that your domestic violence allegations were false, made out of spite or exaggerated, among other defenses, so you can put this headache behind you.
Domestic abuse cases require personalized representation since each situation is unique, therefore you can count on Coyle Law Firm to devise a high-caliber, strategic defense on your behalf rather than a cookie-cutter approach like other law firms utilize for their clients. To us, your livelihood deserves the utmost respect and care, and we will treat your domestic violence case accordingly.
Coyle Law Firm Is Always Your Best Line of Defense
A domestic violence conviction can have a profound effect on your life going forward. Aside from the possibility of jail time, having a conviction on your record can jeopardize your employment, relationships, and finances. Multiple offenses can be elevated to a felony.
Thus, domestic violence charges are never to be dealt with on your own — the stakes are simply too high. Because of this, Coyle Law Firm advises that you retain legal representation to resolve the matter, regardless of the surrounding circumstances. Our firm is committed to your defense and the protection of your constitutional rights.
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