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Bend Domestic Violence Attorney

Experienced Legal Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges in Deschutes and Crook County

If you are facing charges of domestic violence, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney. The stakes are high, and you could be facing severe legal penalties. Without a skilled Bend domestic violence attorney, you could be convicted and forced to deal with the consequences of a criminal record. A conviction could negatively impact your reputation, employment opportunities, and future.

At Ward & Grover, our Bend domestic violence attorneys protect our clients' rights. We have the skills and knowledge to aggressively defend you against domestic violence charges. We will work to build a strong defense for you and help you avoid the severe consequences that a conviction could bring. We understand how stressful and confusing a domestic violence charge can be, and we are ready to assist you in resolving your case as quickly as possible.

Charged with domestic violence? Call Ward Grover today at (541) 312-5150 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence lawyer in Bend!

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence involves using or attempting physical force or threatening use of a deadly weapon. It can also affect the threat of physical force or the threatened use of a deadly weapon.

Domestic violence is a term that covers a wide range of offenses, including:

  • Assault: An assault is an attempt to harm someone. An assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Unlawful use of force: This is when someone uses force against someone else, but the force does not result in bodily injury. Illegal use of force is also a misdemeanor.
  • Criminal trespass: This involves entering someone else's property without permission.
  • Reckless endangering: This involves putting someone else in danger by recklessly doing something.
  • Criminal mischief: This includes damaging someone else's property.
  • Harassment: This involves unwanted and repeated actions that disturb or upset someone else.
  • Stalking: This involves repeatedly following, harassing, or threatening to hurt someone. It can also include being physically present in a location where you are not welcome.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious offense that can result in harsh penalties. The severity of the penalties depends on the severity of the crime. A first offense of domestic violence is a misdemeanor. A second offense is a felony. A conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. A conviction could also involve mandatory counseling, fines, and community service.

If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face the following penalties:

  • Misdemeanor: A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony. A misdemeanor conviction can result in penalties that include a fine, community service, and/or jail time. The length of jail time can vary depending on the circumstances. A misdemeanor conviction can also involve a criminal record.
  • Felony: A felony conviction is the most serious type of conviction. A felony conviction can result in a prison sentence of over one year. A felony conviction can also result in a permanent criminal record and a loss of civil rights.

A conviction for domestic violence can negatively impact your life. You could lose your job, your reputation, and your freedom. If you face domestic violence charges, you need an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney. We can help you fight your charges and work to get your charges reduced or dismissed. We have the skills and knowledge to build a strong defense for you and create the best possible outcome for your case.

Understanding the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a complex issue affecting countless individuals and families in Bend, OR. Understanding the cycle of domestic violence is crucial to breaking free from its destructive patterns and seeking help.

The cycle of domestic violence typically consists of three phases:

  • Tension-building phase: During this phase, tension and stress gradually build up in the relationship. Arguments, verbal abuse, and emotional manipulation may become more frequent. The victim may feel a sense of walking on eggshells, fearing that any small thing could trigger an outburst from their abuser.
  • Explosion phase: This is the most dangerous phase, characterized by a sudden and violent outburst of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. The abuser may become physically aggressive, causing harm to the victim. This phase is often marked by intense fear, pain, and a loss of control.
  • Honeymoon phase: After the explosion phase, the abuser may show remorse, apologize, and promise to change. They may shower the victim with affection, gifts, and promises of a better future. This phase can create a false sense of hope and make it difficult for the victim to leave the abusive relationship.

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence requires awareness, support, and professional help. Our experienced Bend domestic violence attorney understands the complexities of these cases and can provide the legal guidance and protection you need.

Protecting Your Rights in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence cases can be complex and emotionally charged, and it's crucial to have a skilled legal advocate on your side to protect your rights. Our Bend domestic violence attorney has extensive experience in defending clients against domestic violence charges in Deschutes and Crook County. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and are committed to providing compassionate and aggressive representation to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

When you choose Ward & Grover, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support throughout the legal process
  • Thorough investigation and preparation for your defense
  • Strategic legal representation in and out of the courtroom
  • Advocacy for your rights and interests

Don't face domestic violence charges alone. Contact our experienced Bend domestic violence lawyer today for a confidential consultation.

Contact Our Bend Domestic Violence Lawyer Today

If you are facing domestic violence charges, we can help. We have the skills and knowledge to help you fight your charges. We can help you avoid the consequences of a conviction and protect your future. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Contact Ward Grover today to schedule a FREE consultation with our domestic violence attorney in Bend!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I be convicted even if I didn't physically harm anyone?

Yes. You may still be charged with other forms of aggression, such as threats to harm or recklessly putting someone in danger, which are considered forms of domestic abuse.

Are there any alternatives to incarceration if I am convicted of domestic abuse?

You may be eligible for alternative sentencing, such as counseling programs or community service instead of jail time, depending on your circumstances.

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What Sets Us Apart?

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  • Known in the Community as a Trusted Law Firm

  • We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client

  • We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels

  • Our Team Consists of Criminal Defense Specialists

  • Our Firm Is Focused on Criminal Defense

  • We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience

Recent Case Results

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  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Assault II x2 (Measure 11); Assault III, Reckless Endangerment x3. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Att. Rape I, Sex Abuse I (Measure 11), Sex Abuse III, Assault IV x 2 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • DUI, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment Full Jury Acquittal DUI
  • Menacing Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Parole and Probation Hearing Sex Offender Registration Relief
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict

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