Assault & Battery Charges in Portland
Experienced Representation Against Serious Charges
Assault and battery charges can be very complicated and emotionally charged. Without the proper representation of an aggressive and trusted attorney, you could see lifelong complications. A criminal conviction associated with assault and battery could lead to jail time, mandatory counseling, fines, and issues involving your personal and professional life.
If you have been charged with assault or battery, contact a Portland criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Stephen J. Doyle today. We can be reached at (503) 406-9144.
How Oregon Defines Assault Charges
In the state of Oregon, you could be charged with varying degrees of assault or battery. Each charge carries a potential for minimum and maximum sentencing.
The breakdown of Oregon assault charges is as follows:
- Assault in the first degree – This is a Class A felony and holds serious prison time. If you intentionally and knowingly caused harm to another person with a dangerous weapon, you could be charged with first degree assault.
- Assault in the second degree – This is a Class B felony. Any time deadly force or a dangerous weapon is involved in an assault, or if you acted in a reckless manner that caused harm, you could be charged with a Class B felony.
- Assault in the third degree – This will be charged as a Class C or B felony, depending on the age of the charged at the time of the crime and the exact situation involved with the crime. An attorney can help you understand the specifics of your charges.
You Need Our Team on Your Side!
It is imperative that you retain the assistance of a trusted and aggressive Portland criminal defense lawyer in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected and that you are able to obtain a favorable resolution to your case.
For more information on your charges or how the Law Offices of Stephen J. Doyle can help you, call (503) 406-9144 today and schedule a free consultation.