One of the most difficult charges a person can face is the accusation of domestic violence. These charges cut right to the core of what is more important in life – our family. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need the help of an experienced defense attorney. This way, you can be sure that your rights are being protected and that you are being treated fairly under the law.
In Oregon, police are required to make an arrest if they are called for a domestic disturbance. This is done to protect a man or woman who may change their mind or face influence from the abuser to drop the charges. By making an arrest, police can be sure there is a “cooling off” period for everyone involved and that the man or woman can find a safe spot for the night.
Domestic violence may result in charges like assault, menacing, correction, harassment, or other serious charges. If your crime falls under a Measure 11 statute, you will face stiff mandatory minimum sentences. An experienced defense attorney can review your charges to determine if they fall under this statute. If they do, they will do everything possible to aggressively defend your liberty.
A domestic violence defense attorney will dispassionately review the facts of your case to find the best defense theory possible. Many people feel instantly guilty when charged with this crime, but the truth is the burden of proof still falls upon the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
At Kroll & Johnson, we have helped many clients with domestic violence charges. We will do everything we can to clear your good name and reunite your family. We will aggressively fight your domestic violence charges. To speak with a defense attorney about your charges, contact Kroll & Johnson for a free consultation.