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Domestic Violence Attorney in Central and Bend OregonDomestic violence matters are aggressively prosecuted in the State of Oregon. Victims of domestic violence and those living in fear of abuse, deserve strong protections from the cycle of abuse and power and control dynamics. However, good people can find themselves wrongfully accused of domestic violence. For the accused, domestic violence charges carry a dark stigma. In some cases, the very person claiming to be abused is actually the abuser. When this happens the alleged victim may claim domestic assault, harassment, or intimidation in order to gain power and control over the accused. People wrongly accused of domestic violence deserve an aggressive defense to fight back and protect their rights. They deserved a strategic and experienced domestic violence attorney. Throughout Bend and the State of Oregon, the Donahue Law Firm, and Domestic Violence Attorney Bryan Donahue, represents clients in domestic violence matters, with pride and integrity.

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Domestic Violence DefinedOregon law defines domestic violence as “abuse” between “family or household members”. Generally speaking, in order for domestic violence to be a crime, the perpetrator must act knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly in abusing the other person. Abuse, as defined in ORS 107.705, includes:

  • Causing bodily injury;
  • Placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury;
  • Involuntary sexual relations by force or threat.

Family or Household members, is defined in ORS 107.705, as including:

  • Spouses or former spouses;
  • Adults related by blood of marriage (note this includes siblings, parents, and children–even as adults);
  • Cohabitants or roommates (even those who have in the past and are not currently);
  • Unmarried parents; and
  • sexually intimate persons (dating relationship or otherwise) within two years.

The definition of domestic violence as it relates to family of household members is very broad. More than a few people have found themselves shocked when charged with a domestic violence crime by Bend Police or when arrested on such charges. Crimes of domestic violence require strategic and careful domestic violence attorneys. DV Charges include, assault, intimidation, harassment, interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence crime, just to name a few.

Bend Oregon Domestic Violence AttorneyIf you or someone you know is facing domestic violence charges in Central Oregon or the Bend Oregon area, contact the Donahue Law Firm today. Domestic Violence Attorney and Lawyer Bryan Donahue successfully defends those wrongly accused of domestic violence, clearing them of a tarnished name by vindicating them of DV charges at trial.

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