Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP


Assault charges can arise from many different types of altercations and a range of circumstances. You may have gotten involved in a fight at a bar or party and stand accused of being the aggressor. You may be accused of drunk or reckless driving that caused a serious accident, leading to a vehicular assault or vehicular homicide charge.

Laws covering assault and other person crimes in Oregon are strict and complex. Assault in the first and second degrees are Measure 11 offenses carrying minimum sentences in excess of five years. Even a misdemeanor assault charge could cost you your job and future opportunities. It is critical to contact a Bend assault defense attorney who will investigate and challenge every aspect of the case against you.

Thorough, Resourceful Investigation and Advocacy in Every Assault Case

We are dedicated, collaborative trial lawyers with extensive experience representing people accused of violent acts, weapons crimes and felony motor vehicle offenses in Central Oregon. We will take action right away to begin building your defense, through steps that may include:

  • Pursuing medical evidence to expose the true severity of an alleged victim's injuries
  • Following up on your own account to substantiate your view that you acted in self-defense, came to the aid of another, or are being victimized by mistaken identification or false allegations, to cite just a few viable defense angles
Do You Need an Experienced Deschutes County Vehicular Assault Attorney?

As much any other type of criminal charge, a vehicular assault case can turn on independent witness testimony. If other drivers or bystanders gave the police information or can be located to testify on your behalf, we will take action to question them and expose any weaknesses in the prosecution's case. If video is available, we will analyze that.

In every assault, domestic violence or other case, we first evaluate the likelihood of gaining an acquittal or dismissal to keep your record clean. If negotiation for reduced consequences is the best path, we have the credibility with prosecutors to accomplish this essential goal.

Act Right now to Put Us to Work Building Your Defense Case

We defend the rights, freedoms, futures and reputations of our clients as if our own were on the line. For a consultation in English or fluent Spanish, call or e-mail our law firm now.

Client Reviews
I trust Mario explicitly as he has proven himself to be extremely professional, ethical, competent and will fight for the best possible outcome. He was able to negotiate a settlement that will allow me to get back on track and for that I will always be grateful. - Jan G.
Todd handle my case flawlessly. After reviewing the facts of my case, he was able to identify where mistakes had been made and the options availble to me. Once a decision was made on how to proceed, he walked me through the process making it as painless as possible. - John