Are Oklahoma courts strict when prosecuting assault and battery crimes?
Answer: Typically, the DA is going to file it as an A&B on a police officer. If they read the facts and it’s clear that, let’s say they get in an accident and it’s not really the alcohol that’s causing the person to act out—let’s say they got in the accident and were pumped full of pain meds, and then when they wear off, that person’s in pain, becomes irate, kicks medical personnel, they’ll charge it, but usually we can get it to where they will reduce it back down to just simple A&B to misdemeanor. Or at least that’s the goal. But they always charge the major offense and then they make you work to get it knocked down to a misdemeanor.