Domestic violence is an umbrella term that describes a number of different charges in Oregon. Crimes such as assault, harassment, strangulation 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.
Why You Need an Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer to Defend Your Domestic Violence Charge
A domestic violence charge doesn’t need to ruin your life. An experienced domestic violence lawyer can help you present a defense or make an argument for reduced charges. You should never take your chances discussing your case with police, prosecutors, or any other state agency. Instead, if you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, you should only talk about your case with your lawyer. And, contrary to popular belief, victims of domestic violence cannot decide to “drop” charges against a defendant- that decision it is entirely up to the prosecutor.
Because domestic violence charges can involve complicated issues and are typically prosecuted vigorously, anyone charged should be represented by an attorney that investigates and presents every possible defense and mediating factor.
Contact Lawrence L. Taylor, Attorney at Law, for More Information
Lawrence L. Taylor, Attorney at Law, is an Oregon native with more than 25 years of experience practicing law. His practice has been focused on criminal defense and family law. He is dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for his clients by offering aggressive and focused representation.
Lawrence represents clients in Washington & Multnomah Counties in Oregon. If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence crime in Washington or Multnomah county, you need a domestic violence attorney from this area to protect your rights. Having an attorney that is familiar with the local rules and has experience defending similar cases in your local court can greatly improve your chances of getting the best possible outcome. If you would like to discuss your case, contact Lawrence L. Taylor, Attorney at Law, at (503) 228-2578 to schedule a consultation today.