Assault in the Fourth Degree (Assault IV)
Assault IV or fourth-degree assault is a class A misdemeanor.
Assault IV is most commonly committed when someone is injured knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly.
Although this type of assault frequently results from a fist fight, it’s also commonly a collateral charge with DUII crashes where someone is injured.
Assault in the Third Degree (Assault III)
While normally a class C felony, When assault in the third-degree is charged along with a DUI it becomes a class B felony.
An Assault III is charged with a DUI when there is a serious physical injury to another person.
Assault in the Second Degree (Assault II)
Second-degree assault is a class B felony.
More severe than the first two instances of assault, II Assault comes about when someone is seriously physically injured and shows extreme indifference to human life.
Assault II falls under ballot measure 11 which also requires a mandatory minimum of 70 months in prison.
Why You Need a Portland DUI Attorney
If you’re facing a DUI with assault charge penalties, you need a Portland DUI attorney who specializes in these types of charges. I’ve worked with a multitude of combined charges, and I I can formulate an effective defense tailored just for you.
Since there’s no eligibility for DUI diversion when a DUI comes with collateral charges of injury or assault, you’ll need the best attorney to lessen the impact of those charges.
Get in touch. I’ll help you move forward even if the future doesn’t look so bright right now. A DUI with an assault charge in Oregon doesn’t need to be the end of your world.