While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in Oklahoma, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.
The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).
Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.
Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.
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Lawyer Referral Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find an attorney throughout Tulsa County and thirteen other counties in northeast Oklahoma. In exchange for a $25.00 processing fee, the public service will refer you to two attorney who have agreed to provide you with a 30 minute consultation at no additional charge. During the consultation, you can discuss your case with one or both of the private attorneys. You can also discuss the attorney fees needed for additional representation.