What Is Considered Assault?
When a person either attempts to cause or causes physical injury to another person through an act of violence, it can be considered assault. When it comes to assault type crimes involving two people, it can be difficult to determine which party was preventing the other from inflicting harm.
In Oregon, you have the right to defend yourself when another person attempts to harm you. Even though you have the right to defend yourself, there are limits to what is allowed for self-defense in the state of Oregon. If you exceed the limits of self-defense, you can end up being charged for assault. Assault is one of the most common crimes that people are charged with, and as with other violent crimes, the consequences of a conviction can have a substantial impact on the rest of your life.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for assault, you need to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss all of your legal options. At Jarvis, Bridge, Halttunen, & Weyer, we are here to assist clients who have been accused of assault related offenses. We have the skills and resources that you need to secure the justice you deserve.