In cases involving stalking or harassment, there is usually a pattern of repeated acts or several documented incidents. However, communicating a single threat of violence or harm against another person may be enough to result in a criminal charge in Oklahoma.
Threatening an Act of Violence vs. Assault
The charge of threatening violence should not be confused with assault, which usually involves an actual physical attempt to harm someone. For example, swinging a fist at someone or moving toward them in an aggressive manner may be considered assault.
If you verbally or electronically threaten to perform an act of violence that is intended to cause serious harm, you may be charged with a misdemeanor, which could result in up to six months in jail.
However, if you actually plan or conspire to commit violence intended to cause severe bodily harm, you may be facing a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison.