Assault Defense in Central Oregon
Assault and battery rank among the most common violent crimes defendants are charged with and threaten significant consequences. Nelson Law recognizes the seriousness of violent crime charges including assault and battery and we work passionately to provide you with the best legal representation possible. Ricky R. Nelson specializes in giving clients big firm quality legal representation at an affordable rate. If you have been accused of assault or battery, you need a criminal defense attorney with a proven track record and aggressive strategy.
Assault and Battery
The term assault doesn’t require any physical harm against a victim. It’s possible for defendants to be charged with assault without causing any physical harm or making any physical contact. Assault is defined as the attempted doing of physical harm to another person. Definitions vary widely by jurisdiction, but most interpret assault to include the threat of physical violence. It requires an act that would put a reasonable person in fear for their safety.
Battery is the actual, physical, harmful touching of another person. The definition of battery typically doesn’t specify a particular severity of harm, though many states have an “aggravated battery” statute to cover the most severe cases. Nelson Law is familiar with the local definitions and relevant laws in Central Oregon concerning assault and battery.
Both assault and battery are classified as violent crimes and their sentences can be significant. Many assault and battery charges may result in prison sentences, but first-time simple assault charges may not. Specific assault and battery sentences will be determined by factors, including:
- Criminal history
- Laws of your jurisdiction
- Severity of the incident
Nelson Law understands every case is different and has unique circumstances. We work diligently to deliver the most favorable outcome depending on the specifics of your case.
Hire a Bend Assault Attorney
Ricky R. Nelson is a dedicated Bend assault attorney that knows the intricacies of local laws and has experience defending individuals with assault and battery charges. Contact Nelson Law for a free evaluation of your case. Learn more about what Ricky R. Nelson can do to protect you against assault conviction penalties.