Thursday, March 5, 2020

Oklahoma bills aim to strengthen punishment for domestic violence, assault

From News 12

Two bills strengthening punishment for domestic violence in Oklahoma passed committee on Monday.
The two bills, authored by Dustin Roberts of Durant, would affect bonds and sentencing.
House Bill 1931 would make anyone arrested for violating a protective order, domestic abuse, stalking or harassment ineligible for a personal recognizance bond. The bill would also prohibit bond to be posted by organizations that help low-income suspects.
House Bill 1299 would make it so anyone convicted of assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon would be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence imposed.

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