Domestic Violence Attorney in Oregon
Serving All of Oregon – Portland – Beaverton – Gresham
Domestic Violence (DV) Charges Attorney
Domestic Violence can be summarized in the law’s eyes as physical violence, a threat of violence, or abuse which occurs in the following relationships:
- Married Couples (can be referred to as Spousal Abuse)
- Couples living together
- People who have a child or children in common
- People in a dating relationship or who were in a former dating relationship
- People who were formerly married to each other
- People who have had sex with one another
Domestic Violence charges cover a wide variety of abuse, including spousal abuse and child endangerment. Any threat, threatening or violent act, even if the accused did not intend to harm or compromise the safety and security of the victim, could be grounds for prosecution under Oregon’s Domestic Violence Laws.
Domestic Violence cases are treated differently than other criminal cases. In many cases there are specially designated Prosecutor’s that are experienced and readily prosecute anyone charged with Domestic Violence.
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Domestic Violence Charges and the accused
Being accused of Domestic Violence can have far-reaching effects on an individual’s life. Domestic Violence charges and convictions can bar you from employment with some companies, can tarnish an individual’s reputation and change the way family, friends and colleges perceive a person. With the prevalence and media attention that goes into Domestic Violence and the prevalence of serious injuries and deaths, as a result, many police officers will make arrests for Domestic Violence even when no injuries are apparent. In Oregon, many prosecutors, take special training in domestic violence issues and understand the legal issues involved in prosecuting cases against people accused of Domestic Violence. And, even if the complainant and alleged abuser reconcile, the state will often proceed with filing charges or going to trial despite the wishes of the complainant.
Why seek the help of an experienced Domestic Violence Charges Attorney?
As you can imagine, penalties in Oregon for assault or aggravated assault can include large fines, probation, significant jail time and possibly mandatory prison. Penalties vary depending on whether the crime is considered a misdemeanor or felony, and whether this is a first, second or subsequent offense. To find out more about the specific circumstances that can lead to assault charges, contact Attorney Robert L. Sepp today.
Domestic Violence Attorney in Portland OR and West Linn OR
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