Multnomah County Sex Crimes Lawyer Lawrence L. Taylor returned to his native Oregon after earning his law degree from Harvard Law School. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be an attorney and believes in his work. Licensed for over 25 years, Washington County Sex Crimes Attorney Lawrence L. Taylor has been focusing his energies on criminal defense. A zealous advocate, he fights vigorously in the courtroom to get the best results in each client's case.
Domestic violence is an umbrella term that describes a number of different charges in Oregon. Crimes such as assault, battery, abuse, or stalking could all be considered domestic violence when the defendant and victim live together or are related. A conviction for a domestic violence crime can have lasting and serious repercussions; if you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, it is imperative that you have an experienced defense attorney working on your behalf.
In 1994 Oregon passed Ballot Measure 11. This was a ‘tough on crime’ law that established harsh minimum sentences for certain felony crimes. The so-called “measure 11” crimes include murder, manslaughter, assault, kidnapping, robbery, rape, and sexual abuse. The minimum sentences for these crimes range from 5 years for second degree robbery to 25 years for murder. Regardless of the facts of a case, a judge can’t sentence a person to less time than this law says. Moreover, parole and time off for good behavior are not options for these crimes.
In Oregon, a restraining order is available to you if you have been the victim of domestic abuse or if you fear you will be a victim. The Family Abuse Prevention Act, or FAPA, allows for protection from abuse while you are going through a divorce. It is important to fully understand what you are asking for when you seek FAPA protection and if you are the recipient of a FAPA restraining order, you must fully understand and comply with the orders you have received.
Being charged with a DUII in Oregon can be a disorienting, stressful, and overall difficult situation. A DUII conviction can have a lasting impact on a person’s career, reputation, and other opportunities. With so much at stake, it is crucial for anyone charged with DUII in Oregon to be represented by an experienced DUII lawyer.