Each day, law enforcement officials in Oregon arrest people for committing violent crimes. The penalties for crimes involving violence can be very severe, and often can have long term consequences that can affect a person for years. The best thing to do if you have been accused of committing a violent crime is to contact a Portland criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to start building a strong defense. An attorney who knows how to handle criminal allegations can spot inconsistencies or problems with the way any evidence against you was gathered, and may be able to get the charges against you dropped or even reduced.
According to a report on Oregonlive.com, Beaverton resident Nigel Allen was caught by police after trying to rob an Oregon City production studio. According to a press release cited by the report, the man was seen walking around Funnelbox Production Studios with a company bag slung over one shoulder. When an employee of the studio confronted the man, he pulled out a knife and threatened the employee. The employee attempted to call 9-1-1 from his cell phone, but Allen warned him not to. When Allen began to retreat, the employee ran into the building and called police, who responded with a canine unit. The dog led the police to the studio’s basement where they found Allen hiding. Allen was arrested under suspicion of robbery, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Many crimes involving violence are classified as measure 11 crimes. This means that there a strict minimum mandatory sentences associated with these offenses. As a result, it is particularly important to contact a criminal defense lawyer if you are facing allegations of violent criminal action.
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Criminal allegations such as these are very serious, and Oregon law provides for stiff penalties for these violations. Attorney Ed Kroll is a former prosecutor who is dedicated to representing the rights of Oregonians accused of crimes. He handles all aspects of criminal defense, ranging from simple ordinance violations to serious and complex crimes. To schedule your free consultation with Mr. Kroll, contact us today at (503) 352-9360 or via email through our online contact form available here.