01.07.2015 – Criminal defense lawyer Mike Arnold worked tirelessly for a falsely accused man facing a potential life sentence in a Medford (Jackson County Oregon) Jessica’s Law child sexual abuse case.
The only catch was that he was falsely accused by his nine-year-old daughter. Our exhausted investigation was able to demonstrate that the child was sadly a little sociopath in the making that harmed animals and was disciplined for that making her very angry. In fear of the child retaliating making up a false accusation the family got together and made a safety plan to protect the father from a false accusation. They agreed to never have the child alone with any man and implemented this plan without fail, essentially given the father an alibi.
As it turned out, the child’s mother, the ex of the accused may have been living with a sex offender at the time of this situation.
Through our criminal defense lawyers’ exhaustive investigation in Medford (Jackson County Oregon) we were able to show the DA that these were false accusations and the case was ultimately dismissed short of trial after the client was jailed for over three months.
Representative Cases – Oregon Sex Crimes
Sodomy I (Jessica’s Law) – 3 Measure 11 counts dismissed after innocence proved
This was a Jessica’s Law case where, if convicted, Client was facing a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 25 to 75 years in prison. Client passed a polygraph in the case and his attorney Mike Arnold conducted an investigation illustrating his actual innocence.
Michael Arnold, stated, “Our client is thankful for his release and dismissal of these terrible false accusations against him. He was a wrongfully accused innocent man who had three months of his life stolen from him due to lies and an incomplete investigation. Our investigation showed a lack of motive and lack of opportunity to commit the acts alleged against him. The Government’s incomplete investigation turned what should have been an uncomfortable family matter involving a very troubled child into an unjustly incarcerated man and placed unthinkable stress on his family…”
Sex Abuse Case dismissed
Client charged with sexually abusing his employee. After an investigation showed that some of the complaining witnesses recanted their statements and motives for false accusations discovered, case dismissed before trial.
Custody case motivates false Measure 11 accusations against father
Client jailed with $1.68 million bail setting after being falsely accused of smothering his wife with a pillow and sexually assaulting two adoptive daughters, among other claims. The case eventually resolved with an Alford Plea to one count of coercion for allegedly forcing a remote control out of wife’s hands, which is expungeable at the end of probation, no additional jail time, and a dismissal of all remaining charges. After the dismissal, client was able to resume parenting time with his biological daughter and continue to be an active father.
Attempted Sex Abuse I – Dismissed
Client accused of having unwanted sexual contact with a woman while she slept in a hotel room. After thorough defense investigation of witnesses to incident were presented to the DA, all charges were dismissed before trial.
Oregon Civil Litigation
Sexual Harassment Defense – Hospital Administrator Stalking
Mike Arnold defended the administrator of a hospital who pursued a relationship with a young woman who was apparently giving him mixed signals. Before contacting our firm he was convicted of a criminal stalking charge and lost a stalking order trial. She then sued him for $500,000 claiming sexual harassment, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In a Marion County jury trial after a brutal cross-examination of the plaintiff and picking apart their psychologist expert, we won a defense verdict.
Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings – False Stalking Order to Gain Custody
Received a $50,000 judgment through bankruptcy adversarial proceeding due to mother lying to get a stalking order.
Stalking Order – Lying about Rape to Gain Custody
We won a dismissal after trial. Court made findings of fact that stalking order was brought for an improper purpose.
Measure 11 Dismissal
“I am not a resident of Oregon and was put in the awkward position of finding a competent attorney for my son who had just been charged with a very serious felony while attending a university here. My wife and I interviewed a number of the top attorneys throughout the state and also asked for advice from several attorney friends and a judge from our home state. None of the numerous attorneys we interviewed came close to the quality, knowledge and compassion of this firm. They took care of my son and advised him in jail even before we had agreed to hire them. That really showed me the quality of this firm. I can not say enough good things about their firm. Everyone in the office is professional and personable.
“My son was represented by Mike Arnold. They are nothing short of incredible and almost like family. They left no stone unturned and worked relentlessly on his case. My son is now a free man and able to move forward with his life. Thank you all for everything you have done. You are the best!”