Sentences for Child Abuse Can Be Severe

Receiving a child abuse charge is serious. The punishment for child abuse can be severe—it is contingent upon the case involved. Penalties include lengthy terms of imprisonment and many other possible punishments.

According to Oklahoma laws, a party who abuses a child is convicted of a felony. The punishments for such a crime are serious. The penalties for child abuse can include incarceration for life; confinement in a county jail for a maximum of a year; and a financial penalty of $500 to $5,000. If the victim of the abuse is younger than 12, the penalty ranges from a minimum 25 years’ incarceration by the Department of Corrections to life in prison, and a fine that is between $500 to $5000.

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