Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma

Q: Can Domestic abuse against a pregnant women. Be considered a felony first time incident.

I was booked under CF for this charge when we have no prior

1 Lawyer Answer
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Oklahoma statutory law indicates that a domestic assault and battery on a pregnant woman where the defendant had reason to know she was pregnant is a felony offense carrying up to 5 years in the department of corrections. If the woman suffers a miscarriage as a result of the assault and battery it carries up to 20 years in the department of corrections.

If the defendant has no reasonable knowledge that the woman was pregnant, then first offense should be a misdemeanor carrying up to one year in the County Jail.

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