Oklahoma is tough on adultery. The crime is a felony and can result in a five year prison sentence.
Oklahoma Adultery Laws
The Oklahoma statute sets forth the following definition:
“Any person guilty of the crime of adultery shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.” O.S. § 21 872
A person charged with adultery, or some other “weird” crime still on the books in Oklahoma, may be able to claim the law is unconstitutional. Simply because an arguably unconstitutional law enacted almost 100 years ago is still “on the books” does not make enforcement of it legal. If you have questions regarding adultery, or any other crime, give us a call for a free consultation. (918)994-2340
Jeff Krigel is a criminal defense attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He practices in Tulsa and surrounding areas in Northeastern Oklahoma. The firm offers free consultations and has flexible payment plans available.
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