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Call 541-345-4500 to schedule an appointment to speak about your criminal or DUI case in Oregon.
The Duvall Law Office represents individuals who are accused of all types of criminal charges throughout Oregon. These charges include Measure 11 offenses, domestic violence and/or domestic or child abuse accusations (Assault, Menacing, Harassment, Coercion, Strangulation), 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 First Degree.
Assault in the First Degree is defined by Oregon law as follows:
Assault in the first degree
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if the person:
(a) Intentionally causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon;
(b) Intentionally or knowingly causes serious physical injury to a child under six years of age;
(c) Violates ORS 163.175 (Assault in the second degree) knowing that the victim is pregnant; or
(d) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes serious physical injury to another while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants in violation of ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants) and:
(A) The person has at least three previous convictions for driving while under the influence of intoxicants under ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants), or its statutory counterpart in any jurisdiction, in the 10 years prior to the date of the current offense; or
(B)(i) The person has a previous conviction for any of the crimes described in subsection (2) of this section, or their statutory counterparts in any jurisdiction; and
(ii) The victims death or serious physical injury in the previous conviction was caused by the person driving a motor vehicle.
(2) The previous convictions to which subsection (1)(d)(B) of this section apply are:
(a) Manslaughter in the first degree under ORS 163.118 (Manslaughter in the first degree);
(b) Manslaughter in the second degree under ORS 163.125 (Manslaughter in the second degree);
(c) Criminally negligent homicide under ORS 163.145 (Criminally negligent homicide);
(d) Assault in the first degree under this section;
(e) Assault in the second degree under ORS 163.175 (Assault in the second degree); or
(f) Assault in the third degree under ORS 163.165 (Assault in the third degree).
(3) Assault in the first degree is a Class A felony.
(4) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under subsection (1)(d)(B) of this section that the defendant was not under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the conduct that resulted in the previous conviction.”
If you are facing Assault in the First Degree charges, or any criminal offense within Oregon, contact the Duvall Law Office at 541-345-4500 to schedule an appointment.
The Duvall Law Office regularly represents individuals charged with criminal and DUI offenses in Eugene, Oregon. We spend much of our time in Lane County Circuit Court, Eugene Municipal Court and Springfield Municipal Court, as well as the surrounding courts of Cottage Grove Municipal Court, Coburg Municipal Court, and Junction City Municipal Court.