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Bend Self-Defense Lawyers

You Protected Yourself – We’ll Protect Your Rights

Person arrested for practicing self-defenseYou have a right to protect yourself from someone trying to hurt you, and you also have the right to protect another person from harm. Even in clear cases of self-defense, however, the person using physical force to stop someone from hurting them may themselves face criminal charges involving violent crime.

When this happens, you need a lawyer who has the experience necessary to mitigate your blame when you’ve been accused of a crime for defending yourself in Deschutes County.

At Ward Grover, we know how important a successful outcome to your case is. Our self-defense attorneys in Bend have extensive experience handling these types of cases and can help protect your rights and your freedom. Schedule a meeting today with self-defense lawyer who can help – we offer the possibility of same-day appointments.

Contact us online or call a Bend self defense lawyer at Ward Grover at (541) 312-5150 for a consultation.

Limitations in Self-Defense Cases

Oregon Self-Defense Laws

While people have a right to use physical force to protect themselves or others from harm, the state places certain restrictions on this right. These laws are complicated, and anyone who is not a lawyer cannot be faulted for misunderstanding these confusing nuances. When dealing with self-defense cases, it’s crucial to work with a criminal defense attorney who understands how these cases are tried in Oregon.

Limitations on the use of physical force in self-defense include:

  • When you provoke someone to hurt you so that you may cause them harm and claim self-defense
  • When you instigate a situation but make no attempt to remove yourself from it or avoid violence
  • When you are involved in a combat-by-agreement altercation

It’s important to note that there are very few circumstances in which the use of deadly force is permitted in self-defense. Conditions in which deadly force used in self-defense is deemed lawful in Oregon are extreme, and these cases are meticulously investigated.

At Ward Grover, we work hard for our clients to provide superior legal services across Deschutes County. When you need a fierce advocate fighting to protect your rights and your freedom, get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Working with the U.S. Concealed Carry Association

No one wants to be in a position where they have to use their firearm to defend themselves – but it can and does happen to many people every year.

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association offers membership to responsible gun owners and provides gun handling training and legal representation in the event you face criminal charges after defending yourself.

Schedule a Consultation With a Bend Self-Defense Lawyer

It's important to work alongside an attorney who understands the complexities of Oregon self-defense laws. Were you defending your property, yourself, or another person? That's honorable, and our attorneys can help you protect your rights. Contact us to schedule a case consultation.

Schedule an appointment today with one of our Bend self-defense lawyers. Contact Ward Grover anytime at (541) 312-5150.

Client Success Stories

Read How We Have Helped Others
  • I never doubted that we had the best legal team working on our behalf.

    “I contacted Erick Ward long before there were actual charges filed. This was the best decision I could have made. Having Ericks’ advice early on prevented us from making some naïve errors in our case. ...”

    - S.K.
  • He was there for me every step of the way and I felt a calmness that everything would be okay

    “When you are initially arrested, it can be the scariest moment of your life. What's even worse is when you get released on bail and have an upcoming court case. I had no idea what to do. That is where ...”

    - Cody Fortune
  • She will fight for you

    “Shelby and her awesome team helped my Son out of a very scary situation. She was honest, responsive and helped keep us calm through the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone who finds ...”

    - C.B.
  • A truly compassionate lawyer

    Erick Ward was recommended to me by another attorney due to the nature and complexity of my case. I was very fortunate for the referral and from the very start, Erick was kind, professional, patient, understanding and non-judgemental. He really wanted a”

    - Former Client
  • I was so thankful and proud to show up with him in court.

    “I can't speak highly enough of Erick Ward's ability, communication, patience, and professionalism. I had a tenant complaint made against me that we both knew was a frivolous case and never should have ...”

    - K.R.

What Sets Us Apart?

Committed, Zealous & Compassionate Representation
  • 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

Let Us Work Towards a Favorable Outcome
  • 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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