A&B WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON
A&B WITH DEADLY WEAPON
Most assault and battery cases happen in the heat of the moment. There are always two sides to every story. Who started the fight? I had more injuries; why am I charged with the crime? Was it self-defense? These are just some of the questions that I can help you answer. I will work hard to develop any defenses you have to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.
In Oklahoma, there are several different degrees of assault and battery – ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges. If a weapon is involved then the charge will be a felony.
Misdemeanor assault and battery is usually referred to as “Simple A&B.” This is a typical fight where no weapons were used and nobody received any serious injuries.
A&B with Dangerous Weapon is always a felony and is charged when one party uses a weapon against the other party.
A&B with Deadly Weapon is always a felony and is charged when one party uses a firearm or other deadly weapon against the other party. This charge can also be filed as Attempted Murder in some circumstances. Learn what weapons are considered deadly weapons.
WHAT IS A&B WITH A WEAPON?
Simply put, assault and battery with a dangerous or deadly weapon occurs when a person strikes someone with the weapon.
POTENTIAL PUNISHMENTS FOR A&B WITH A WEAPON CHARGES
A&B with Dangerous Weapon is a felony in Oklahoma. The punishment for A&B with Dangerous Weapon is up to 10 years in prison or up to 1 year in the county jail.
A&B with Deadly Weapon is a felony in Oklahoma. The punishment for A&B with Deadly Weapon is up to LIFE in prison.
POSSIBLE DEFENSES TO A&B WITH A WEAPON CHARGES
Anytime there is a fight there is always two sides to the story. Some of the more common defenses to Assault and Battery include:
- Defense of your home, vehicle or business – “Stand your Ground”
- Defense of another
- Mutual combat
If you have been charged with A&B with Dangerous or Deadly Weapon call now to schedule a free consultation. I will work hard to find all or your possible defenses to try and get your charges reduced or even dismissed. If a trial is your best option I will passionately argue your case to the jury. If pleading guilty is your best option I will negotiate the best plea deal with the prosecutor.