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Are there different types of criminal defenses?

People are arrested daily in Oregon. While some of these people may have committed crimes, others may be innocent. The criminal justice system seeks to determine which individuals should be punished and which individuals should be set free. However, those facing criminal charges should understand that they have the right to mount a criminal defense to defend themselves against criminal charges.

Criminal defense strategy often involves a variety of different factors. In some cases, people may present evidence on their own behalf or bring witnesses to help explain their side of the story. People who are facing criminal charges in Oregon should understand that a criminal defense can include a variety of different types of defenses.

First, there are affirmative defenses. Affirmative defenses are defenses that do not deny the truth of what happened. However, they present some reason why the person should not be held liable for what happened.

On the other hand, there are choice of evil defenses. These defenses help show that the criminal act was only committed in order to avoid even greater evils from occurring.

Complete defense might also be used in a criminal defense strategy. A complete defense hopes to prove that the defendant had no liability in that case.

It is important for Oregon residents to understand which of these and many other defenses apply in their particular situation. With the help of an attorney, people can receive specific legal advice about the types of defenses that appropriate in their case. By mounting in aggressive criminal defense, people can see their charges reduced or dropped altogether. With the help of a solid criminal defense, people can resume normal life.

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