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The Duvall Law Office represents individuals 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), 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 Third Degree.
Oregon law defines Assault in the Third Degree as follows:
Assault in the third degree
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if the person:
(a) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon;
(b) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
(c) Recklessly causes physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
(d) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes, by means other than a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a public transit vehicle while the operator is in control of or operating the vehicle. As used in this paragraph, public transit vehicle has the meaning given that term in ORS 166.116 (Interfering with public transportation);
(e) While being aided by another person actually present, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another;
(f) While committed to a youth correction facility, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another knowing the other person is a staff member while the other person is acting in the course of official duty;
(g) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to an emergency medical services provider, as defined in ORS 682.025 (Definitions), while the emergency medical services provider is performing official duties;
(h) Being at least 18 years of age, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to a child 10 years of age or younger; or
(i) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes, by means other than a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a taxi while the operator is in control of the taxi.
(2)(a) Assault in the third degree is a Class C felony.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, assault in the third degree under subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section is a Class B felony if:
(A) The assault resulted from the operation of a motor vehicle; and
(B) The defendant was the driver of the motor vehicle and was driving while under the influence of intoxicants.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) Staff member means:
(A) A corrections officer as defined in ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712), a youth correction officer, a youth correction facility staff member, a Department of Corrections or Oregon Youth Authority staff member or a person employed pursuant to a contract with the department or youth authority to work with, or in the vicinity of, inmates, youth or youth offenders; and
(B) A volunteer authorized by the department, youth authority or other entity in charge of a corrections facility to work with, or in the vicinity of, inmates, youth or youth offenders.
(b) Youth correction facility has the meaning given that term in ORS 162.135 (Definitions for ORS 162.135 to 162.205).”
If you are charged with Assault in the Third Degree, or any criminal offense within Oregon, contact the Duvall Law Office at 541-345-4500 to schedule an appointment.
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 Cottage Grove Municipal Court, Coburg Municipal Court, and Junction City Municipal Court.