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.
If the abuser has misused technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.
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:
- Domestic abuse
- Assault and battery
- Violation of a child custody order
- Child stealing
- Rape - definition and punishment
- Rape by instrumentation
- Forcible sodomy
- Obscene, threatening or harassing telecommunication or other electronic communications
- Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images
- 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 Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.