Penalties for Probation Violations
Violating the terms of your probation can have stiff consequences if you were given a deferred sentence for your Oklahoma assault and battery charge. The court can choose to enter a judgment of guilt and sentence you to the maximum time in jail for the assault and battery charge.
A Deferred Sentence Can Prevent the Stigma of a Criminal Record
Deferred sentences are often confused with suspended sentences. While both options allow an offender to avoid jail time, a deferred sentence is often preferable because the charges will be dismissed entirely if you can successfully complete your probation. Getting the charges dismissed means you won’t have a criminal record that could affect your career opportunities or personal reputation.
A deferred sentence is not a conviction under Oklahoma law. Your court record will be sealed, but certain parties may still be able to access your arrest record. If you wish to have the arrest record sealed, you will need to complete the expungement process.
Why You Need to Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’re facing assault and battery charges in Oklahoma, do not assume that you’ll be able to resolve the issue on your own. You should meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and determine the best way to proceed. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this might include advocating for a deferred sentence.
Berlin Defense is committed to providing aggressive representation for Oklahoma residents accused of violent crimes such as assault and battery—placing a special emphasis on crimes involving elements of coercive control in intimate partner relationships. We know that your future is at stake, and we’ll fight to make sure your voice is heard.
Have You Been Charged With a Domestic Assault and Battery in the Tulsa, OK Area?
If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic assault and battery in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call 918.384.0850 for your initial strategy session. We are proud to serve Tulsa and all surrounding areas.