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 assault and battery defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Stephen J. Doyle today. We can be reached at (503) 406-9144.

What is Assault?

Assault is the intentional act of making another person feel in danger. Assault is not always a physical act.

What is Battery?

Battery is ​​​​the physical contact of a person who has not given consent to it. Battery can be, but is not always, violent.

The Difference Between Assault and Battery

​​​​​Assault is when a person feels in danger because of the threats or actions of another person. Physical contact is not necessary for a person to have been assaulted. Battery always involves physical contact.

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.

Assault Charges in Oregon:

  • First-degree – Class A felony. Intentional cause of harm to another with a dangerous weapon.
  • Second-degree – Class B felony. When deadly force or a dangerous weapon is involved in assault, or reckless action causing harm.
  • Third-degree – Class C or B felony, depending on the age of the charged and the situation.

You Need Our Team on Your Side!

It is imperative that you retain the assistance of a trusted and aggressive Portland 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.


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