Domestic Violence

Sometimes accusations of domestic violence are accurate and justified, and sometimes they’re not. Neighbors can overreact to misinterpreted noises in the house. Spouses can overreact to an argument. Especially when the domestic violence accusations are inaccurate, you need a lawyer to help you avoid criminal charges or a conviction that you do not deserve.

The penalties are too severe to take domestic violence charges lightly. I have 15 years of experience as a Portland domestic violence attorney and I will use that experience to help you avoid a domestic violence conviction or to have your sentence reduced. My criminal defense law firm focuses on creative solutions for your criminal defense needs in the area of domestic violence and the other areas of criminal defense law that I handle.


Oregon takes domestic violence seriously, so the consequences of domestic violence convictions are equally serious:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • A ruined reputation in the community
  • Restraining orders prohibiting you from seeing your family

Charged With Domestic Violence: Your Situation Is Not Hopeless

The Oregon court system has a desire to protect homes and families, which is why the domestic violence laws are so severe. However, sometimes these harsh laws result in spouses, police or prosecutors going out of their way to bring unnecessarily harsh charges against you.

Facing difficult charges, however, doesn’t mean your situation is hopeless. Contact an attorney right away. The sooner you get me on the case, the more likely I am to be able to find a creative legal solution for your situation to help you.

Portland Lawyer Taking Care of Your Legal Needs

Many of my past clients were pleasantly surprised by the level of personal attention they received from me as their attorney. Each client knew that I really cared about the outcome of the case and that I was always available.

Either call my office or send me an e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation.