Portland Menacing Attorneys
At Castleberry & Elison, P.C., our Portland menacing attorneys know that facing criminal charges of any kind can be a frightening prospect – especially charges that implicate you in harming or threatening to harm another. In the state of Oregon, it is illegal to act in such a way as to intentionally cause someone else to fear that they are in imminent danger of suffering physical injury. This criminal act is known as menacing, and it can carry serious consequences for someone accused of committing it. Unfortunately, because of the vague nature of this criminal charge, innocent individuals may be unfairly accused of menacing others.
If you or someone you know has been charged with menacing, it is important that you secure legal representation quickly in order to ensure that your legal rights are given the fullest possible protection. Contact the Portland menacing lawyers of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., today at 503-223-0011 to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about the details of your situation and how we can help you defend yourself against this damaging accusation.
Penalties for Menacing
Any individual accused of menacing someone else faces the possibility of being charged with a Class A misdemeanor, the most serious misdemeanor charge under Oregon law. Potential penalties for Class A misdemeanors include:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Fines of up to $6250
However, with the assistance of experienced legal counsel, these and other consequences of a criminal conviction can often be avoided.
If you or someone you know has been charged with criminal menacing, your personal and professional reputation may be in jeopardy. Contact the Portland menacing attorneys of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011 today to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.