Oklahoma robbery laws are complex and require the help of one of our Tulsa criminal lawyers. According to city data, 920 robberies occurred in Tulsa during 2014. This is a relatively high average for a city the size of Tulsa. Further, Tulsa’s New on 6 anchor, Lori Fullbright posted an article on August 30th, 2016 discussing the robbery of a Tulsa defense attorney in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon in downtown. Because robbery is on the rise, it is also more likely a person will be misidentified by eye witnesses as a robber when he or she is not. If this has happened to you, read on to understand what the process is and how we can help you understand Oklahoma robbery laws.
Elements of Oklahoma Robbery Laws:
To begin, let’s define robbery in Oklahoma. 21 Okla. St. Ann. § 791 defines it as: “…a wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another […] against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” Thus, to prove robbery, the State must show:
- wrongful taking of another’s property
- against the will of the person possessing the property
- by using physical force or instilling of fear
However, the State must also show that you were the person who committed these acts. If the State can adequately show all these elements, then it is likely you will receive charges on robbery.
Oklahoma Robbery Laws and Penalties:
In Oklahoma, there are five different classifications of robbery: first degree, second degree, conjoint, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. All of these classifications are subject to felony charges. Further, felonies in Oklahoma typically receive punishments ranging from fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Further, this can damage future opportunities in employment, housing, etc.
Contact Our Tulsa Robbery Lawyers For Help:
The damage a felony robbery conviction will have on your future prospects can be devastating. Our Tulsa criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the Oklahoma criminal law and want to help you avoid the devastating effects of a felony conviction. Read our Tulsa criminal lawyers blog or call us for a free consultation where we can discuss your options.