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The Duvall Law Office represents individuals in Oregon accused of all types of criminal charges throughout Oregon. These include Measure 11 offenses, domestic violence and/or domestic or child abuse accusations (Assault, Menacing, Harassment, Coercion, Strangulation), as well as all forms of sex abuse / sexual offenses as well as DUI (aka, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, DUII, DWI or more commonly called “drunk driving”). One of the many offenses on which we provide defense is Assault in the Fourth Degree.
Assault in the Fourth Degree is defined in Oregon law as follows:
Assault in the fourth degree
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree if the person:
(a) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to another; or
(b) With criminal negligence causes physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon.
(2) Assault in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, assault in the fourth degree is a Class C felony if the person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree and:
(a) The person has previously been convicted of assaulting the same victim;
(b) The person has previously been convicted at least three times under this section or under equivalent laws of another jurisdiction and all of the assaults involved domestic violence, as defined in ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290);
(c) The assault is committed in the immediate presence of, or is witnessed by, the persons or the victims minor child or stepchild or a minor child residing within the household of the person or victim; or
(d) The person commits the assault knowing that the victim is pregnant.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) of this section, an assault is witnessed if the assault is seen or directly perceived in any other manner by the child.”
If you are charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree, or any criminal offense within Oregon, contact the Duvall Law Office to schedule an appointment at 541-345-4500.
The Duvall Law Office is based in Eugene, Oregon, and regularly represents individuals charged with criminal and DUI offenses in Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene Municipal Court and Springfield Municipal Court, as well as the surrounding courts of Junction City Municipal Court, Cottage Grove Municipal Court, Coburg Municipal Court.