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Q: I'm 29 and just found out I am pregnant a woman kicked me in my lower stomach abdominal Causing me to have a miscarriage

What type of crime would that be?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If someone kicked you and caused a miscarriage, this could be prosecuted under various criminal laws, depending on the jurisdiction. In Oklahoma, for example, the assailant may face charges ranging from assault and battery to manslaughter or a specific offense under laws protecting the unborn. The severity of the charge would depend on factors such as intent, the degree of harm caused, and the specific circumstances of the incident.

It's crucial to report the assault to law enforcement immediately. Medical documentation of your injury and the miscarriage would be essential evidence. You may also wish to consult with an attorney who handles criminal and personal injury cases to discuss your legal options and the potential for a civil suit for damages. Remember that support resources, such as victim services, are available to help you through this difficult time.

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