At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., we take on serious and complex criminal defense cases. These are primarily felony matters, but include some misdemeanor cases. These cases, no matter the outcome, are often life changing experiences for our clients. Almost every aspect of our client’s lives are impacted by these cases. Our goal is to see to it that each and every one of our clients’ questions relating to their criminal case is answered to the absolute best of our abilities. We strive to educate clients on both the law as it applies to their case and the various legal processes that they will experience in state or federal court. It is fundamental to our representation that we build a meaningful relationship based on mutual trust with each and every one of our clients.
Many important and often life-altering decisions are likely to be made by the client during representation. We always want our clients to trust and rely upon the advice we give them so that they may come to the best decision in their case.
Experience with a Wide-Range of State Criminal Offenses
State crimes are those prosecuted in Oregon courts instead of federal courts. Each of our attorneys has extensive experience in Oregon state court in criminal defenses cases from misdemeanors all the way through murder cases. The practice of Oregon criminal defense has become increasingly complicated over the years as the legislature has enacted a variety of procedural, evidentiary and sentencing rules unique to Oregon. While based in Portland, we have taken on cases in counties throughout the state.
Experienced Federal Criminal Defense
Founding shareholder Andrew M. Kohlmetz regularly practices in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon representing individuals charged with federal criminal offenses including: White collar, bank, wire and tax fraud, complex drug conspiracy, “Len Bias” cases, and child pornography prosecutions. Federal courts have different rules, procedures and statutes governing them. Typically, a federal prosecution is more serious than its state counterpart. In particular, clients faced with drug charges in federal court are often facing far more serious penalties than if they were charged in state court.