child-abuse-neglect-oklahoma-cityCriminal Defense Lawyer for Assistance with Child Abuse Charges

According to Oklahoma state law, child abuse is defined as “willful or malicious” abuse of a person under the age of 18. This is considered a felony that is punishable by one of the following:

    • Life in state prison
    • One year in the county jail
    • A fine of $500-$5,000
    • Or both the fine and imprisonment

Criminal defense attorneys at Atkins & Markoff will work to make you thoroughly understand your legal rights and what you have been charged with.

Understanding Child Neglect in Oklahoma

Different from child abuse, child neglect is also considered a felony by the state of Oklahoma. This charge can result in one of the following:

    • Life in prison
    • One year in the county jail
    • A fine of $500-$5,000
    • Or both imprisonment and a fine

If an individual is found guilty of enabling child neglect under their own will, they may receive one of the same punishments listed above. Neglect is defined by the state of Oklahoma as the following:

    • Failing to provide adequate nurturance and affection, food, clothing, shelter, sanitation, hygiene, appropriate education, medical, dental or behavioral health care, or supervision
    • Failure to provide special care made necessary by the physical or mental condition of the child
    • Failure to provide a child from exposure to the use, possession, or manufacturing of illegal drugs, illegal activities, sexual acts or materials
    • Abandonment

Contact A Criminal Defence Attorney From Atkins & Markoff Today

Located in Oklahoma City, the law firm of Atkins & Markoff offers free case evaluation that is designed to help you understand the charges that have been brought against you and what your legal rights are. Our attorneys are committed to working with each and every client to provide them with the necessary representation. We have more than 100 years of combined experience working on a wide range of criminal cases, including cases of child abuse and neglect. Regardless of what you have been charged with, contact Atkins & Markoff today and see what we can do for you!