When a person is accused of a crime in Oregon, it can feel like the person has lost all control. They may not understand the criminal proceedings, the potential penalties or even how long the process is going to take. In many cases, it may feel as if the prosecutors have complete control over a situation. However, Oregon residents should know that they can play an active role in the criminal proceedings. With the right criminal defense help, people can defend against criminal charges.
Criminal proceedings can be long drawn out affairs. At best they can take months, at worst criminal proceedings can last years. From the initial charges all the way through the appeals, having the right criminal defense strategy can make all the difference. But criminal defense can include more than just defending against the charges, in some cases plea negotiation can be vital to a person's defense.