A spousal abuse charge can put a person's future and reputation in jeopardy. The state of Oregon takes domestic violence cases very seriously, imposing harsh penalties such as jail time and stiff fines for convicted offenders. In addition, even before the case has gone through the court system, people are subject to "no-contact" orders, and they might not be able to return home or see their children. If you have been accused of spousal abuse, it is imperative that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Portland criminal defense attorney who can stand up for your rights and protect you against these potential consequences.
I, Attorney Neal Weingart, am prepared to do just that. With a Superb Avvo Rating and experience defending more than 100 trials, I have the skills you need to give you the edge in the courtroom. Upon retaining my services, I shall commit my full effort to seek a reduction or dismissal of your charges, allowing you to have contact with your family, seeking an acquittal, and making sure that your wellbeing is protected every step of the way.
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Oregon law treats spousal abuse the same as any other type of common assault, with varying degrees of severity. Assault involves causing or imposing the credible threat of physical harm to another person. Assault in the first degree is the most serious charge, usually resulting if the victim was seriously harmed or a weapon was involved.
If convicted for first-degree assault, a person can face:
In addition, a convicted person must reimburse the victim for any expenses they may have incurred in relation to the assault. In terms of spousal abuse, this can include counseling, and medical treatments that may have resulted. Since the stakes are this high, retaining an aggressive defense is crucial to preserving your freedom. My firm can examine your situation and help determine the most appropriate strategy to pursue.
If you should ever face these charges, it is imperative that you retain my powerful representation to match the prosecution's tenacity and maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome. I truly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, and I am prepared to do everything within my power to help you get through this difficult time. Your future is far too important to leave up to chance – make sure it is in the hands of a trusted Portland criminal defense lawyer!