Domestic Violence Crimes

Under Oregon law, domestic violence is physical or sexual abuse between family or household members, who are defined as:

  • Spouses
  • Former spouses
  • Adults related by blood or marriage
  • Individuals who cohabit with each other or who have been involved in a sexually intimate relationship
  • Unmarried parents of a minor

If you are accused of domestic violence in Oregon, it is important that you quickly contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can take immediate steps to protect your legal rights.

Domestic Violence Charges We Defend Against
At the Law Office of Bruce Shepley, William Bruce Shepley will defend individuals who are charged with felony and misdemeanor domestic violence crimes like:

  • Assault II
  • Assault III
  • Assault IV
  • Strangulation
  • Harassment
  • Menacing
  • Coercion
  • Interference with making a report

Possible Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction
Oregon adopts an act-now, investigate later to accusations of domestic violence. Once law enforcement receives a report of alleged domestic violence, upon arrest, restraining orders are separate and may accompany a domestic violence case. This usually results in the removal of the accused from the home and a ban on any communication between the parties. An accused person may not be able to have contact with his or her children while the case is pending. Then, the accused is typically arrested under the mandatory arrest law.

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Mandatory enrollment in a batterer’s program
  • Loss of the right to own or possess firearms

Experienced Oregon City lawyer will fight hard to protect you against these possible consequences. William Bruce Shepley today will retain his services to protect your legal rights and freedom.