Recent proposed laws indicating changes to how Oregon handles convictions for domestic violence and lesser related crimes make the need for great criminal defense crucial. Know and exercise your right to remain silent. Recognize the importance of speaking only to an attorney. Don’t panic at the state’s mandatory arrest policy. Don’t get into an argument with the accuser, or with the police. Once you have chosen an attorney, be sure to give your attorney all relevant information that could pertain to your case, even if it seems damaging or embarrassing. Your attorney is there to help you, and they don’t like surprises. Understand that he is there with the same goal as you: to win your case, and get you back to life.
Don’t worry about the fees, at least not until you have chosen representation. A good Portland criminal defense attorney who believes everyone has the right to the best defense possible will work with you to find a workable payment structure. First things first: Find the best advocate you can.
This is a sensitive area of law, and prosecutors don’t let these matters go, even if the charge is menacing. You cannot choose representation without careful thought and considered reflection. The stakes are too high. This move to close the “boyfriend loophole” could have many ripple effects, affecting your rights in many areas. Edward Kroll believes that winning your case and preventing these domestic violence charges from sticking is the best course, no matter what political leaders do. If you haven’t chosen a lawyer, consider Ed Kroll. He’s been on both sides of these cases; he knows how prosecutors think, and what they’re after. He was one. Your family and friends need you. Don’t leave the future to chance. If you need to win your domestic violence case, you need Ed Kroll. Call today for a free consultation.