Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Oregon

Q: How long after the assault do u have to report it to the police in Oregon

Last night was assaulted by another and physical injury happened and I called the next morning less than 12 hours after the incident and was told by police portland police that I can't report it or make one due to time elapsed

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A: In Oregon, there is no strict time limit for reporting an assault to the police. However, it's generally recommended to report such incidents as soon as possible to ensure that evidence is fresh, witnesses are available, and the investigation can proceed effectively. While you made the report the morning after the incident, it's advisable to reach out to the police again and provide them with any additional details or information you may have about the assault. It's essential to cooperate with law enforcement and seek any necessary medical attention for your injuries.

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