Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys in Portland
Providing Strong & Aggressive Defense for Clients throughout Oregon
In the state of Oregon, the laws regarding violent crimes are extremely tough and are often subject to harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences upon conviction – even for some juvenile offenders. Crimes of violence include: Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Kidnapping, Robbery, Rape and other sexual offenses. Each crime is subject to its own statutes and rules.
Most crimes of violence occur between people who know each other and often have prior histories. Oregon recognizes extremely strong self-defense as well as defense of others and defense of property laws that can be used by experienced defense attorneys to great effect. These cases often require a rapid and thorough defense investigation.
When someone is charged with a violent crime in Oregon, it can be difficult to convince a judge to release that person back into the community while their case is pending in the courts. For many serious, Ballot Measure 11 offenses, the law requires a bail amount of up $250,000,00 for each offense. Usually cases involving violent crime are subject to multiple charges and each may be subject to additional bail. Even if release on bail is allowed and bail can be posted, the Court will typically try to place severe restrictions on the client during their pre-trial release. This can amount to house-arrest. Every moment really does matter in these cases and that's why it's best you speak with our Portland violent crimes defense lawyers immediately after you are charged or become a suspect.
Our firm handles all types of violent crime charges, including the following:
- Armed Robbery
- Attempted Murder
- Simple Assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault with a dangerous weapon
- Assault with attempt to commit theft
If you are charged with a violent crime, it is imperative that you have an experienced ttorney representing you. These cases are complex and difficult to defend and require the full attention of the attorney, the client and other members of the legal team to defend.
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There are many valid defenses against violent crimes that can be used to have the charges reduced or dropped. There is often more to the story and it's the focus of our firm to find these details, build a case, and defend you as best as possible. Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience to bring to bear in your case.
It is your future on the line and you want to put your case in capable hands. Start by calling us at (503) 303-0771 to learn more.