There is no denying that domestic violence is a serious problem in Oregon and throughout America. In fact, in recent years the awareness of this serious problem has grown quite a bit and, as a result, law enforcement officials and prosecutors take domestic violence issues very seriously. If you are charged with a domestic violence crime, you should take the case seriously too.
Why? Well, for starters, many domestic violence cases involve felony-level charges. These types of charges can result in serious penalties, including the potential for prison time and mandatory fines. Even misdemeanor domestic violence case can involve ancillary consequences beyond the potential for imprisonment, such as the requirement to attend “batterer” education classes or to comply with the terms of restraining orders. If you are facing a domestic violence charge of any level, it can be a life-altering case.
Move quickly to defend
At our law firm, we understand that the alleged facts and circumstances of a domestic violence case are not always what they seem. Defendants have a right to defend themselves against criminal charges, and they have constitutional rights that must be protected as well. We do our best to quickly help our clients make sure that they are being treated correctly throughout the criminal justice process.
But, there is more to a criminal defense strategy than that. Defendant must also prepare to defend themselves in court, perhaps even at trial. Building a defense case is a detailed process. For more information about how we work with Oregon residents who are involved in domestic violence cases, please visit our website.