Finding Solutions to Your Charges: Criminal Defense Assault Attorney in Clackamas County

If you or a family member is facing prosecution for a violent offense such as assault or a weapons charge in Clackamas County, seeking the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial. At Oliveros Law Group, we are dedicated to helping individuals navigate the criminal justice system while ensuring their rights are respected, their dignity is upheld, and they receive the lightest possible consequences for their charges.

Discuss Your Case with a Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Oliveros Law Group, our primary objective is to assist you in resolving your case on the most favorable terms possible. We believe in early engagement to achieve this goal. Our team works diligently to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors, eliminate or mitigate sentencing, or even dismiss charges entirely. We provide legal representation for adults and juveniles facing a range of violent charges, including assault and battery, sexual assault, aggravated assault, illegal possession of weapons, domestic violence, road rage incidents, bar fights, and other related offenses.

To begin building a strong defense strategy, we initiate a thorough discussion of the charges with you. Your active participation can greatly contribute to your defense by providing a clear understanding of the facts surrounding the case, identifying potential witnesses, and filling in any information gaps. With this comprehensive understanding, we can assess the risks associated with the charges and advise you accordingly.

Avoid These 7 Common Criminal Defense Pitfalls

  1.  Talking to Police without an Attorney Present.   It’s natural to want to tell your side of the story and explain the situation, but do NOT talk to the police.  Exercise your right to remain silent and contact an attorney as soon as possible.
  2.  Waiting Too Long To Hire an Attorney. Waiting can make your situation worse, cause irreparable harm, unnecessary anxiety and loss of control.
  3. Hiring an Inexperienced Attorney.  An inexperienced attorney can put your freedom, finances, reputation and family at risk.  Always look for a criminal defense team that has extensive experience and relationships to secure your best outcome.  It is absolutely ok to ask a firm about the number of cases won and verdicts in their favor.
  4.  Not Going Local.  A local defense attorney gives you an advantage.  A local attorney knows the players involved and how they have handled similar situations in the past.  Reputation, relationships and resources are key to achieving the best possible outcome for you.
  5.  Posting on Social Media.  What you post on social media CAN HURT your criminal defense case.  Even deleted content can still be recovered.  And worse, it may not matter if it was you or someone that you know that posted the content.  Pictures and posts about incriminating behavior can open up an investigation and incriminate you in a way that’s hard to fight against.
  6.  Not asking about the firm’s resources and relationships to help you reach your best outcome.  Each case is unique and will have its strengths and weaknesses.  It’s to your advantage if your attorney can position your case when they know the players involved, understand the personalities of the judge and opposing lawyers.
  7. Not understanding how a firm’s fees work.  The two most common billing practices are hourly billing and case, or flat fee billing.  If your attorney bills by the hour and your case becomes more complicated than expected, costs can spiral very quickly.  With flat fee billing, you know what your costs will be and the attorney takes on the risk of unforeseen complications.

Comprehensive Explanation of Charges and Potential Penalties

At Oliveros Law Group, we believe in open and transparent communication. We ensure that you fully comprehend the charges brought against you and the potential penalties you may face if convicted. Additionally, we consider the impact of any previous criminal convictions on the potential consequences. If you have a clean record, we inform you of the strategic advantages this may offer to your defense.

Making Informed Decisions: Plea Offers vs. Trials

Our legal counsel focuses on the elements the prosecution must prove to secure a conviction against you. We demonstrate how the presumption of innocence, which safeguards your rights, can also serve as a valuable asset in negotiating a favorable plea agreement or presenting a strong defense at trial. The choice between accepting a plea offer and proceeding to trial ultimately rests with you.

It is essential to recognize that the ability to negotiate a favorable outcome evolves over time, with the widest range of options typically available during the early stages of the case. As your dedicated legal team, we will guide you through the challenging decision-making process, providing accurate assessments of your risks and fully utilizing the opportunities presented by your circumstances.

Trust in Our Experience and Expertise

With our extensive experience in criminal defense, you can have confidence in our ability to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case. The Oliveros Law Group is committed to delivering personalized and diligent representation tailored to your unique circumstances.

In conclusion, if you or a loved one is facing assault or related charges in Clackamas County, consult with the Oliveros Law Group. We are dedicated to finding solutions to your charges, providing reliable legal advice, and ensuring that you are well-informed to make the best decisions for your future. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn more about how we can assist you in this challenging time.

Oliveros Law Group offers the advantage of flat free criminal defense.  We work with client’s reasonable budgets.   We calculate the severity of the crime against the amount of work we think it will take to get the best possible outcome to reach a one time flat fee.

We Offer Financing Options

  • As an additional service to our clients, we partnered with Money4Legal and KeyBank to offer our clients an easy way to give you that piece of mind. Visit our Financing for more information.
  • If you are not in a financial position to retain a private attorney, we recommend contacting the Oregon State Bar.

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