Oklahoma Misdemeanor Crimes by Class and Sentences

Unlike most other states, Oklahoma does not organize misdemeanors into separate categories. For example, some states have different classes of misdemeanors, such as Class 1, 2, and 3. In states that have such categories, Class 1 misdemeanors might be considered the most serious, while Class 3 misdemeanors might be considered the least serious.

In Oklahoma, misdemeanor crimes are determined by the potential punishment associated with them.

For information about felonies, see Oklahoma Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences.

Sentence Range for Misdemeanors

Unless otherwise allowed by law, anyone convicted of a misdemeanor offense in Oklahoma faces a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail or $500 in fines. Courts have the ability to impose jail sentences, fines, or both.

Examples of Misdemeanors

Oklahoma has numerous misdemeanor criminal laws. The following list represents a small sample of such crimes in the state.

  • Selling lottery tickets
  • Stalking
  • Betting on an election
  • Asking or receiving unauthorized reward for official act
  • False rumors, slander
  • Harboring endangered runaway child
  • Furnishing tobacco products to a minor
  • Rout or unlawful assembly
  • Reckless Driving

Seek Legal Advice From an Experienced Attorney Near You

It’s very important to seek the advice of a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney whenever you are facing criminal charges in Oklahoma. Even though many people think of misdemeanors as minor charges, you face significant penalties if you are convicted of any misdemeanor crime. It’s vital you protect your rights by speaking to an attorney who has represented clients in your local criminal courts.

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