Eugene, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are facing Oregon state or municipal criminal charges, it is important to promptly retain competent criminal defense legal counsel. A thorough review by an Oregon criminal defense attorney followed by an investigation can often make or break a case. The most candid remarks from potential witnesses come before the state has had multiple opportunities to interrogate, prepare or intimidate witnesses. This is especially important in serious felony cases or Measure 11 and other mandatory minimum sentence cases.

When your liberty is in jeopardy due to a criminal case, it is important to invest in an Oregon criminal attorney who will give your case the attention that it and you deserve. You need to make an informed decision about the merits and hazards of a jury trial versus the advantages of plea negotiations.

Attorney Michael Arnold tries cases before juries. As a former Eugene city prosecutor, he is well versed in the strategies and tactics that prevail at trial.

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)

DUIIs are highly technical cases to try for the prosecution which require an experienced DUII criminal defense trial attorney well versed in Oregon law and Lane County juries. For instance, your attorney needs to have experience filing and winning motions to suppress. For more information about DUIIs, click here.

There’s a lot at stake in a Measure 11 or serious felony case. You need a defense attorney to take your case as serious as the prosecutor is taking your case. For more information, click here.

Domestic Violence Charges

In Oregon, domestic violence charges are frequently tried. These cases need to be positioned for settlement negotiations by aggressively preparing for trial. All domestic violence cases of a Class C felony or below, including all non-sex crime misdemeanors, are expungeable. The expungement process (also called “expunction” or a Motion to Set Aside Conviction) can begin after three years for one count/one crime or ten years for multiple counts.  The time begins at the time of the last Oregon conviction. If the case was dismissed, then you can expunge the case at anytime.

Oregon Sex Offense Defense

One of the scariest things in the world is being in a “he said, she said” battle for your life because of a false accusation. Whether or not it’s DHS or an ex-spouse putting words into a child’s mouth or a drunken one-night-stand with buyer’s remorse, we specialize in uncovering the motives behind these allegations to exonerate our clients. For more information on sex crimes cases and representative cases and client testimonial, text/call attorney Mike Arnold at 541-797-0110 or email him here.

Federal Criminal Prosecution

The stakes in federal court are enormous. The sentencing guidelines are confusing for clients and attorneys without federal court experience. For more information on federal cases, call/text 541-797-0110.

Gun Rights and Self-Defense

Oregon law is very pro-gun rights but many prosecutors aren’t. Contact attorney Mike Arnold for more information on gun laws in Oregon and firearm defense. Self-defense claims are very tricky to defend especially in politically-motivated murder-by-firearm cases.

Attorney Fees

Our office handles criminal cases on either a flat-fee or hourly fee basis.

If you or someone you know in Eugene or throughout western or southern Oregon needs the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call/text attorney Mike Arnold today at 541-797-0110.

Pretrial Release Decision (Bail and Release Agreements)

Your attorney can move the court for pretrial release or to reduce bail. Most Oregon counties have true judicial scrutiny of the bail amounts and release decisions. Lane County in particular has been under increased scrutiny for its failure to have an elected judge truly review the release decisions by the unelected bureaucrats at Pretrial Services, an arm of the circuit court.

Text/call a Eugene criminal defense attorney at 541-797-0110.