You Are Not Sunk
Most people facing criminal charges involving sex crimes feel like they are sunk. With the fines, jail or prison time and the ruined reputation in the community, it might feel like there is no hope of returning to a normal life.
No matter how detestable the charges against you sound, there is hope that we can get you out of this, or at least minimize the damage. As your Portland sex offenses attorney, I will work hard to find a creative solution to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Sexual Crimes Carry Strict Penalties
Many sexually-based crimes are considered Ballot Measure 11 crimes in Oregon. Ballot Measure 11 crimes carry strict mandatory minimum sentences. For these crimes, your criminal defense is critical.
Oregon's Changing Laws About Doctor's Testimony
The law in Oregon is changing in terms of what evidence is admissible and the weight given to a doctor's testimony.
Traditionally in Oregon, a doctor's diagnosis of sexual abuse carried tremendous weight in a sexual assault case. Even without any other physical sign, this diagnosis could be used to help convict someone of sexual abuse.
Fortunately, recent court decisions have started going the other way on this issue, requiring much more evidence for a doctor to be allowed to offer a diagnosis.
This means that there is a much greater chance of getting your charges reduced or dismissed than there was in the past. Contact me. I can help.
Call Now ∙ Even Before You Have Been Charged With a Crime
Many people think that there is no reason to call a criminal defense lawyer before being charged with a crime. However, there are things I can do even before you are arrested or charged to help shape the charges and give you an advantage going forward.
If you even think that you might be charged with a crime, contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Free Initial Consultation
I offer a free initial consultation. I will advise you on your case and give you an honest, accurate assessment of the costs of representation. I work hard to keep my costs low.
Many of my clients refer other clients to me because I really care about their cases and I do everything I can to help them get the best deal possible.
Either call my office or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.