Oklahoma gun laws are relatively lenient in permitting Oklahoman’s to own and carry firearms. A permit is not required to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun. This does not however absolve one of the responsibility to obey the law when carrying or using firearms. Using a firearm in the commission of a crime is a serious offense in Oklahoma and is prosecuted vigorously. If you have been charged with a gun-related crime, you should immediately seek the legal representation of an experienced Tulsa gun charge attorneys.
Oklahoma Crimes Involving Guns:
Committing a crime while using a firearm is considered a felony in Oklahoma and the sentences for being convicted of such crimes can be severe. Assault with a deadly weapon, shooting with intent to kill and armed robbery are the most serious gun offenses, and are punishable by a maximum of life in prison. Sentences for these crimes are subject to the 85 percent rule that states that you must serve at least 85 percent of your sentence before you can become eligible for parole.
Assault With A Deadly Weapon:
If you threaten to do bodily harm to another while holding or pointing a firearm you could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. As with any other type of assault, you do not have to actually fire the weapon to be charged with the crime. Openly holding, carrying and showing, or pointing a firearm at another person in some threatening way can be considered assault and subject prosecution.
Shooting With Intent to Kill:
Shooting with intent to kill is a felony gun crime and punishable with a maximum of life in prison. There is “shooting with the intent to stop” someone and also accidental shootings. One thing that distinguishes intent to kill with intent to stop is the number of shots fired and the location on the body where the shots hit the victim. In addition, the distance from the victim when the shots were fired will also be taken into consideration. In an extreme example, three shots to the back of one’s head from point-blank range could hardly be considered as having merely an intent to stop someone while shooting someone one time in the thigh could hardly be judged as a person having the intent to kill.
Armed robbery is committing a robbery using a firearm and is a felony and punishable with a maximum of life in prison. This is true whether or not shots are actually fired during the commission of the crime. Armed robbery is considered robbery in the first degree because carrying and pointing a firearm at someone can be considered having the intent to inflict immediate serious bodily injury or death upon another person. If you are convicted of first degree armed robbery in Oklahoma, you will be facing 10 years to life in prison.
If you have been charged with a gun crime ranging from misdemeanor carrying charges all the way up to and including being charged with using a firearm to commit a violent felony, you have rights and need to immediately call an Oklahoma Gun Charge Criminal Defense Lawyer. You could be looking at life in prison for these serious charges, and you need to unleash a no holds barred defense of your innocence. If you are charged with an Oklahoma Gun Charge your life and freedom is on the line and you need a lawyer who will fight like your very life depended on it so that you get the justice you deserve.
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