Assault & Battery Defense Attorneys
The term “assault” can bring a number of images to a person’s mind. The fact is any type of intentional or reckless conduct that injures another person can be charged as an assault. In certain circumstances, assault can be charged as a Measure 11 crime, which will bring on severe mandatory minimum penalties. A conviction to assault in the first degree will lead to a minimum of 90 months (seven and a half years) in prison. A second degree assault conviction will lead to a minimum of 70 months (five years and 10 months) in prison. If you have been charged with any type of assault, you need a defense lawyer who will challenge the state’s case at every turn.
Portland Assault Defense Attorneys
We are the law firm of Helzer & Cromar. We will take advantage of every possible defense. Perhaps your assault and/or battery charges were a result of defending yourself. Maybe there is evidence to show that your actions were accidental and that you did not intend to commit assault. Whatever the case, the government will have to prove every part of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. If there are weaknesses in its case, we will find them and use them to your advantage. We fully understand the consequences of a conviction, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome to these charges.
We frequently defend people who have been accused of assault along with domestic violence allegations. If you have been accused of domestic violence, we can address the unique issues involved in these types of situations as well.