Under Oklahoma law, a person who threatens or attempts to cause physical harm to another person is guilty of assault. (Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 21, §641.) Assault is when someone threatens someone else, it becomes battery when threats are acted upon.
Battery consists of the intentional physical use of force that offends or harms another human. You can be charged of assault and battery if the two acts of violence come together.
Having expert representation is highly important with this charge because it can result in high fines, restitution to the victim or victim's family, jail time or a combination of these things.