Portland Assault Attorneys
At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., our Portland assault lawyers are dedicated to fighting for those who have been accused of a variety of assault charges. In the state of Oregon, assault is legally understood to constitute the criminal act of causing physical injury to another person, whether the cause was intentional or grossly negligent. Oregon law treats assault crimes very seriously, imposing significant criminal penalties for most assaults. For this reason, effective legal representation is crucial to those who have been accused of and arrested for assault.
If you or someone you know has been charged with committing an assault, you should seek qualified legal counsel immediately to ensure that your rights and interests are given the fullest protection of the law. Contact the Portland assault lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., today at 503-223-0011 to discuss the details of your case with an experienced member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options under the law.
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The state of Oregon divides assault into four different categories, based on a number of different factors. The least serious assault crimes in Oregon are treated as Class A misdemeanors, while the most serious assaults are classified as Class A felonies. The following is a brief explanation of Oregon’s assault offenses:
- Assault in the Fourth Degree: involves cases where physical injury was caused intentionally or, if the cause of injury was a deadly weapon, through negligence.
- Assault in the Third Degree: involves cases where serious physical injury is caused by reckless actions involving a deadly weapon, in circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, and select other cases.
- Assault in the Second Degree: involves cases where serious physical injury was intentionally caused, or where the intentional use of a deadly weapon caused injury.
- Assault in the First Degree: involves cases where serious physical injury was intentionally caused through the use of a deadly weapon, as well as several other circumstances.
These are the basic definitions of the different levels of assault in Oregon. However, a number of other factors may affect how your case is classified.
Accusations of assault can be frightening and stressful to deal with. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Contact the Portland assault attorneys of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011 today to speak with a qualified legal professional and begin formulating your defense.