Attorneys Defending People Accused of Violent Crimes

Prosecutors in Oregon vigorously pursue convictions in violent crime cases. Most assault and violent crime charges are Measure 11 offenses, and a conviction can result in a harsh prison term with little or no chance of early release. If you face a violent crime charge, you need skilled and effective representation as soon as possible.

Short Law Group aggressively defends people accused of all types of violent crimes, including:

  • Assault — All types of assault charges including first-degree, second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree assault and assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon
  • Murder — Homicide, manslaughter and attempted murder
  • Vehicular homicide — Including manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree and criminally negligent homicide
  • Domestic violence — Including violation of restraining orders and representation in civil protection order hearings
  • Kidnapping

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Portland violent crime attorneys, call us at 503-747-7198.

Defense of Assault Charges

There are several possible defenses to an assault charge, including self-defense, defense of others and mistaken identity. There is even a "choice of evils" defense, though it is rarely employed.

Our attorneys will undertake a comprehensive investigation into the events leading to your arrest, seeking to undermine the state's case. Evidence such as video footage or witness statements can be interpreted in different ways, revealing a story that is quite different from the one the prosecutor tells. Short Law Group will aggressively represent you at all stages of the legal process, seeking the best possible outcome for you.

We Will Fight for Your Rights and Freedom

There are many advantages to hiring a private defense lawyer rather than relying on an overworked public defender. Short Law Group will fight for you every step of the way.

Contact us by calling 503-747-7198. In a free consultation, we can discuss possible defense strategies with you. We represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.

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