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 Eugene, Oregon – Criminal Defense Attorneys – Assault Types

Are you or a loved one facing assault charges? If so, it’s time to hire a qualified Eugene criminal defense attorney. At Veralrud and Fowler we have years of successful experience defending clients facing assault charges. While this can be a frightening time in your life we are committed to providing you with a rock solid defense.  When facing assault charges it’s important to understand the charges you are facing. It is also crucial to remember that while you may be charged with assault you are innocent until proven guilty. Hiring an experienced Eugene lawyer to serve as your legal representation can make all the difference in your case. Below we have outlined the varying types of assault charges and there definitions. Also read our defendants rights page.

Simple Assault

This form of assault resulted in minor injuries and no weapon was used. This often takes the form of a slap or shoving someone while in an argument. Simple assault is most often a misdemeanor charge.

Verbal Assault

Assault of this nature is non-physical and verbal. It causes psychological, emotional or mental injury but lacks physical wounds. This form of assault usually takes place in an argument where a person is verbally abusive during the altercation.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as molestation, sodomy, rape or other sexual acts that were forced upon the victim against their will.

Aggravated Assault

This form of assault is defined as an act of violence or force against another with the use or presence of a weapon.

Physical assault

Physical assault is usually committed before a murder attempt that results in serious or grievous physical harm to the victim.

Felonious Assault

This is the most serious form of assault. This will usually include a weapon but not always. The physical wounds inflicted on the victim are serious and possibly permanent.

Hiring a Eugene Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing any of these assault charges it is important that you hire a Eugene criminal defense lawyer immediately. The Eugene attorney you hire can make all the difference in your case. At Veralrud and Fowler we will provide you with a solid legal defense and ensure that you are fairly treated by the justice system.

It is also important that you do not attempt to have contact with the victim after you have been charged with assault. While your intent may be to simply work things out between the two of you it will only hurt your defense. Contact with the alleged victim will be seen as threatening and could cause you to face additional criminal charges. Allow you Eugene criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. They will serve as the go between for you and the prosecution.

While you may be facing assault charges these they are not final. You have the ability to erase them from your life with the help of an experienced Eugene criminal defense lawyer. At Veralrud and Fowler we will fight tirelessly to provide you with the very best defense possible. Our years serving as criminal defense lawyers have given us the knowledge and proficiency that set us apart from our completion. Call Veralrud and Fowler today and rest in the knowledge that you are in qualified hands.

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