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85% felonies in Oklahoma

What are 85% Felonies in Oklahoma?

85% felonies are crimes that require you to serve at least 85% of your imprisonment sentence before you’re eligible for parole consideration. These are all considered violent or sexual felonies. By contrast, if someone commits a crime not under this category they may only have top serve 25% to  33% of their sentence before parole. So that’s the big distinguishing factor between them.

A list of the violent felonies that will land you here:

  • First and Second-Degree Murder
  • Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Poisoning with Intent to Kill
  • Shooting with Intent to Kill
  • Using a Motor Vehicle to Facilitate the Operation of a Firearm (AKA a drive-by shooting)
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon,
  • Robbery
  • Robbery With a Deadly Weapon
  • Arson in the First Degree
  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Elder Abuse

A number of sexually based crimes also make the list.

These include:

  • Rape in the First Degree
  • Assaulting a Child
  • Child Porn
  • Lewd Molestation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Child Prostitution

Commission of any of these crimes means you will have to serve 85% of your imprisonment sentence before you’re eligible for parole consideration – not even necessarily parole itself. This is especially true for sexual crimes and/or those involving young children.

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If you want to speak to a defense attorney in Oklahoma City about a matter relating to these or any criminal law-related things, call the Wirth Law Office – Oklahoma City at (405) 888-5400. You can also fill out the contact form at the top of the page. Either way, an OKC defense attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

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