Even if you do not qualify for a protective order, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a protective order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Oklahoma that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- Violation of a child custody order
- Domestic abuse
- Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
- Aggravated assault and battery
- Using a weapon with intent to kill
- Abuse of charge
- Verbal abuse of charge
- Abuse of vulnerable adult
- Exploitation of elderly or disabled adult
- Child abuse [section (O)(1)]
- Child neglect [section (O)(2)]
- Child sexual abuse [section (O)(3)]
- Child sexual exploitation [section (O)(4)]
- Malicious intimidation or harassment because of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability
- Desertion of a child under age 10
- Omission to provide for a child
- Child endangerment
- Desertion of wife of child under 15
- Forcible sodomy
- Child stealing
- Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images
- Rape - definition and punishment
- Rape by instrumentation
- Peeping Tom
- Obscene, threatening or harassing telecommunication or other electronic communications
- Allowing minors to possess firearms
- Identity theft.
The Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council has a website called Just for Victims with links to information and assistance for crime victims. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has a Victim Services Unit as well.
For information on victims’ compensation in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Program website, or contact them by telephone at (405) 264-5006 or toll-free at (800) 745-6098.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our Oklahoma Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.