ASSAULT AND RELATED OFFENSES

163.160 Assault in the fourth degree.
 
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree if the person:
(a) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to another; or
(b) With criminal negligence causes physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon.
(2) Assault in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, assault in the fourth degree is a Class C felony if the person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree and:
(a) The person has previously been convicted of assaulting the same victim;
(b) The person has previously been convicted at least three times under this section or under equivalent laws of another jurisdiction and all of the assaults involved domestic violence, as defined in ORS 135.230; or
(c) The assault is committed in the immediate presence of, or is witnessed by, the person's or the victim's minor child or stepchild or a minor child residing within the household of the person or victim.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) of this section, an assault is witnessed if the assault is seen or directly perceived in any other manner by the child. [1977 c.297 s.5; 1997 c.694 s.1; 1999 c.1073 s.1]
163.165 Assault in the third degree.
 
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if the person:
(a) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon;
(b) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
(c) Recklessly causes physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
(d) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes, by means other than a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a public transit vehicle while the operator is in control of or operating the vehicle. As used in this paragraph, “public transit vehicle” means a vehicle that is operated by or under contract to any public body, as defined in ORS 166.115, in order to provide public transportation;
(e) While being aided by another person actually present, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another;
(f) While committed to a youth correction facility, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another knowing the other person is a staff member of a youth correction facility while the other person is acting in the course of official duty;
(g) Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to an emergency medical technician or paramedic, as those terms are defined in ORS 682.025, while the technician or paramedic is performing official duties;
(h) Being at least 18 years of age, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to a child 10 years of age or younger; or
(i) Knowing the other person is a staff member, intentionally or knowingly propels any dangerous substance at the staff member while the staff member is acting in the course of official duty or as a result of the staff member's official duties.
(2) Assault in the third degree is a Class C felony. When a person is convicted of violating subsection (1)(i) of this section, in addition to any other sentence it may impose, the court shall impose a term of incarceration in a state correction facility.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) “Dangerous substance” includes, but is not limited to, blood, urine, saliva, semen and feces.
(b) “Staff member” means:
 
(A) A corrections officer as defined in ORS 181.610, a youth corrections officer, a Department of Corrections or Oregon Youth Authority staff member or a person employed pursuant to a contract with the department or youth authority to work with, or in the vicinity of, inmates or youth offenders; and
(B) A volunteer authorized by the department, youth authority or other entity in charge of a corrections facility to work with, or in the vicinity of, inmates or youth offenders.
(c) “Youth correction facility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 162.135. [1971 c.743 s.92; 1977 c.297 s.3; 1991 c.475 s.1; 1991 c.564 s.1; 1995 c.738 s.1; 1997 c.249 s.49; 1999 c.1011 s.1]
163.175 Assault in the second degree.
 
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if the person:
(a) Intentionally or knowingly causes serious physical injury to another; or
(b) Intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon; or
(c) Recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
(2) Assault in the second degree is a Class B felony. [1971 c.743 s.93; 1975 c.626 s.1; 1977 c.297 s.2]
163.185 Assault in the first degree.
 
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if the person intentionally causes serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly or dangerous weapon.
(2) Assault in the first degree is a Class A felony. [1971 c.743 s.94; 1975 c.626 s.2; 1977 c.297 s.1]