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Eugene Assault & Violent Crimes Lawyer

  Elite Lawyers  -   POSTED: 2013/01/23 10:00

The state of Oregon determines it law on crimes on against persons based on the ORS Chapter 163. This chapter includes crimes such as homicide, assault, menacing, kidnapping, coercion, sexual assault and stalking. Many times these crimes happen in the context of a domestic relationship and can vary on how severe consequences will be depending on each specific circumstance. These types of crimes are especially difficult because it involves families. Like any kind of crime, domestic violence is not handled lightly and a conviction can have a serious impract on your life by limiting your freedom and your rights.

ORS Chapter 163 sets out Oregon law on crimes against persons. Crimes in this category include homicide, assault, menacing, kidnapping, coercion, sexual assault and stalking. These crimes often occur in the context of domestic relationships. Criminal cases involving family are usually difficult for everyone involved. A domestic violence conviction can have a serious impact on your life, affecting both your future freedom and your rights as a parent, in addition to incurring penalties such as restraining orders and even jail time. If you have been accused of domestic violence or are facing charges for any crime against the person it is important consult an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.

Menacing (threats)
Class A misdemeanor         Up to 1 year in jail and fines of $6250
Stalking
Class A misdemeanor         Up to 1 year in jail and fines of $6250.
4th degree Assault
Class A misdemeanor         Up to 1 year in jail and fines of $6250.
3rd Degree Assault
Class C felony         Up to 5 years in prison and $125,000  in fines.
2nd Degree Assault
Class B felony         Up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
1st Degree Assault
Class A felony         Up to 20 years in prison and $375,000 in fine

If you are accused of domestic abuse against a spouse or significant other that occurred in the presence of one of their children, it can elevate what would be a misdemeanor assault case to a felony assault case. Domestic violence cases also often involve restraining orders in separate civil proceedings.

We can assist you in all civil and criminal proceedings related to domestic violence. We will work to determine what happened, identify potential defenses, such as self-defense or defense of a third-party, and consider the relevancy and significance of any extenuating circumstances such as drugs or alcohol.

If you have been accused of domestic violence or are facing charges for a violent crime call MJM Law Office, P.C. to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Eugene, Oregon.

Contact Us online or call 541-505-9872 to schedule a consultation. 

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