Tulsa, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: What is the charge for misdemeanor child abuse in the state of Oklahoma

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Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I am not sure how to answer your question. In Oklahoma, There is no version of child abuse that is charged as a Misdemeanor. There is a statuary provision that allows the DA to reduce any felony down to a misdemeanor, but that statute does not apply to charges that are considered violent crimes and child abuse is considered a violent crime. If you are asking if in negotiations is it possible to convince the DA to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor, then yes, but it is more likely the negotiation will involve a felony and a deferred probation, where the case will be dismissed and expunged after a successful period of probation.

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