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.
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 is demeanor charge and, if the client has a minimal criminal history, it’s generally resolved with probation.
If the assaultive behavior involved a family member of a long-term sexual or romantic partner, these assaults are specially categorized as “domestic violence” charges and can carry specific sanctions above and beyond those for simple of assault not involving a domestic situation.
Just working out contact and communication with a family member or loved one on the other side of the charge can be complex and require an experienced lawyer to navigate the issue.
There can also be special sanctions applied that affect a client’s right to own and carry firearms and a client’s ability to maintain regular contact with family members. These sanctions can also involve special counseling requirements.
An experienced attorney in domestic violence cases is essential.
Harassment is an offensive physical touching that does not result in any provable injury. This can be a slap, a push or something less than a blow that causes real and lasting physical injury.
These are relatively simple misdemeanor cases and, assuming no criminal history (or a minor criminal history), generally result in short-term probations.
Depending on the degree of homicide charged, sentences can range from several months in prison to life. Some of the more serious levels of homicide carry mandatory minimum sentences that begin at almost seven years.
Use of a deadly weapon can aggravate the charge and potential sentence. Our firm has developed significant expertise when self-defense is a potential issue.
We also have significant experience in arguing accidental, negligent or reckless conduct, as opposed to a claim of intentional conduct.
Successfully making arguments as to the lack of intent can result in a substantially reduced charge and sentence for the client.
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.
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