Crimes involving combat or unwanted contact with others are treated seriously in Oregon. Assault, Harassment, and Robbery are all charges that carry the potential for lengthy jail or prison terms. If you have been charged with a crime involving assault or combat you should contact an experienced attorney today at Anfuso Law, P.C. today to discuss your rights and options today. FREE consultation: 503-946-3646
Assault and related crimes require timely investigation. In many cases, assault and related offenses can be negotiated to a dismissal or a reduction of the charge with the effective and proactive representation of a qualified attorney.
If you or a loved one has been charged with an assault or related offense, contact a Portland assault lawyer at Anfuso Law, P.C. today to discuss the law and potential outcomes that apply in your case.
Categories of Assault:
Oregon has created varying degrees of assault based on a number of factors. The least serious is Assault in the Fourth Degree which is classified as a Class A misdemeanor. The most serious, Assault in the First Degree is a class A felony and carries a mandatory minimum prison term upon conviction. Generally, the varying degrees are broken down as follows:
Assault in the Fourth Degree
Involves cases where physical injury was caused intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly.
Assault in the Third Degree
Involves cases where serious physical injury was caused by recklessness and actions involving a deadly weapon, in circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
Assault in the Second Degree
Involves cases where serious physical injury was intentionally inflicted through the use of a deadly weapon.
Assault in the First Degree
Involves cases where serious physical injury is caused by the use of a deadly weapon.
Defending an assault or related offense case requires special attention to the facts and circumstances of the encounter. In many cases, defenses such as self-defense or defense of others apply. If you have been charged with an assault or related offense contact an experienced Oregon assault attorney today to evaluate your case. Call Anfuso Law, P.C. for a FREE consultation today: 503-946-3646
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