Marriage is a binding contract between two people of either sex who agree to take each other as spouses.
Assault in the 4th degree is a very common charge in cases of domestic violence.
Usually, assaults in the 1st-3rd degrees, which are felonies, involve more serious physical injuries (those that involve substantial risk of death, disfigurement, and loss of function), or physical injuries through the reckless or intentional use of a deadly or dangerous weapon.
18 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection.
If you have questions regarding your specific situation, contact the district attorney’s office or a private attorney.
In the state of Oregon, assaults that are commonly referred to as date rape, marital rape, acquaintance rape, and stranger rape are all prohibited and prosecuted under the same set of laws.
As of April 2016, two people of the same gender and at least 18 years of age, one of whom being an Oregon resident, are still able to contract to be domestic partners.
Called a Declaration of Domestic Partnership, the document is available at each county clerk’s office, or online, and requires a small filing fee.
"Sexual contact” means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person or causing such person to touch the sexual or other intimate parts of the actor for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party."Statutory rape" or "statutory sodomy" are terms used in some states but not in Oregon.
These terms refer to sex acts where the lack of consent is based solely on the age of the child victim.
If you were arrested for a misdemeanor sex crime, you may have received a citation or release agreement directing you to appear in court at a future date.