Domestic Abuse Bonds
A violent crime, domestic abuse charges can come with serious penalties, fines and court time. You need to gather yourself to face these charges and being behind bars may not let you do that. Let us take care of your domestic abuse bonds in Norman, OK. We provide county, municipal, and juvenile bonds statewide and can help you get out of jail to prepare for your court date. Give us a call at (405) 310-3020 for free information and advice from our expert bondsman.
Why Is This Different Than Assault & Battery?
While similar, assault and battery and domestic abuse are two different charges. Assault and battery refers to the combination of threatening an individual which leads to physical harm to that individual. Domestic abuse is a form of battery, however, the key factor in this is your relationship with the battered person. To define this further, it is considered domestic abuse if the person is defined as any of the following:
- Current or previous spouse
- The current spouse of your previous spouse (ex. Your ex-husband’s wife)
- Family Members, including blood relatives, adoptive, and in-laws
- A significant other or dating partner
- Person with whom you have a child
Escalating Degrees Of Charges
An initial, first time charge of domestic abuse has a hefty penalty. With this first time charge, the offender is given one year in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000, or both of these. As with many charges, these go up upon repeat offenses, with domestic abuse with a prior pattern of abuse being 10 years, maximum fine of $5,000, or both. All of these are also pending judge’s discretion at the time of the hearing. These can escalate further depending on circumstance. In the event a weapon is used at the time of charges, this is considered domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The charge is escalated to a felony and, depending upon the weapon present, can result in one year to life in prison.
Domestic abuse is considered a violent crime and is not eligible for walk through services. However, your bail will still be set at the arraignment. At Lightning Bail Bonds, we will provide you with top-notch customer service and get you out quickly. Call us for domestic abuse bonds in Norman, OK at (405) 310-3020.