What Is the Punishment for This Type of Domestic Violence Charge?

Domestic assault and battery with a prior pattern of abuse is a felony offense. If you are found guilty, you are facing imprisonment for a term of up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Additional Direct Domestic Violence Consequences That May Be Posed by the State

Employment Difficulty

Oklahoma is an “employment at will” state, which means your employer can terminate your employment for a domestic violence conviction. In addition, the offense will stay on your criminal record for life—making it more difficult to secure a new position.

Loss of Gun Rights

If you are convicted of domestic violence, you will lose your right to own or use a firearm for protection, hunting, target shooting, or employment.

Loss of Child Custody and/or Visitation

If your victim is a person with whom you have a child, your custody and/or visitation rights could be at risk.

What Should You Do to Protect Your Legal Rights?

If you’ve been charged with domestic assault and battery with a prior pattern of abuse, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can investigate the facts and build a defense while helping you to avoid common mistakes that could put your case at risk.

Berlin Defense represents residents of Tulsa and the surrounding areas who've been charged with violent crimes, with an emphasis on crimes involving coercive control in intimate partner relationships. We understand the unique challenges these cases can present and have the experience necessary to create an effective defense strategy.


Lee Berlin
Dedicated to defending clients accused of domestic violence, sex & violent crimes throughout eastern Oklahoma.