Sex Crimes

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., we have a criminal defense attorney with more than a quarter century of experience in state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court. Mark Cogan received an AV Peer Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2007 through the present date.

What does this mean to you? It means that at our law firm we have experience and success helping clients in situations that may resemble yours.

Strategic, Creative Criminal Defense by Attorney Cogan

Mark C. Cogan is not afraid of a fight. He is willing to look for creative solutions. He is a determined defense attorney and an excellent counselor to have on your side.

Experienced Public Indecency Defense in Oregon

You may think that flashing or exposing yourself is a joke, but in the eyes of Oregon's criminal justice system, it is not. There are serious potential criminal consequences to this, both immediate and residual. The immediate consequences include fines, probation and jail time, while the residual consequences are having a permanent criminal record and affecting one's ability to gain employment. Not to mention the possibility of being a registered sex offender, staining your reputation no matter where you live.

If you have been charged with indecent exposure, public indecency or public nudity, seek immediate representation from Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Our Portland indecent exposure attorney has more than 30 years of experience in state and federal court. Attorney Mark Cogan will aggressively work toward a positive outcome in your defense. This may include getting charges dropped, dismissed or a reduced sentence. However, we can't help you unless you reach out to us first, so take action in protecting your rights today.

Arrested or charged with indecent exposure in the State of Oregon? Act now and schedule a free confidential consultation with skilled attorney Mark C. Cogan. You can e-mail us or call 503-827-8092.

Public Indecency/Indecent Exposure Defined Under § 163.465

In general, public indecency is a class A misdemeanor (up to one year in jail) and is defined under Oregon penal code as the following:
"(1) A person commits the crime of public indecency if while in, or in view of, a public place the person performs:

(a) An act of sexual intercourse;

(b) An act of deviate sexual intercourse; or

(c) An act of exposing the genitals of the person with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of the person or another person."

However, if an individual has a prior conviction, he or she can be charged with a class C felony and face up to five years in jail.

The Prosecution Has Begun Its Work — We Should Begin Ours

Regardless of the circumstances, anyone facing the prospect of criminal prosecution should retain the best possible attorney as early in the process as possible. If you have been charged with indecent exposure, please call our Portland law office at 503-827-8092 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our public nudity lawyer.

Sex Crimes Defense

Any sex crimes charge should be taken very seriously. There are serious potential criminal penalties. For example, compelling prostitution is considered a class B felony. If convicted, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months in jail. This is because it is a Ballot Measure 11 offense, which provides harsh prison sentences even for first-time offenders.

If you have been charged with prostitution, solicitation or another sex crime in the Portland, Oregon, area, seek experienced criminal defense representation at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Our seasoned attorney Mark C. Cogan has more than 30 years of experience. Even in the most challenging of sex crimes cases, he has succeeded in accomplishing an outright acquittal, or substantially reduced charges and penalties.

Schedule a free initial consultation today with our Portland prostitution lawyer. Contact us online or call 503-827-8092.

Prostitution and Solicitation Charges

According to Oregon § 167.007(1), prostitution is defined as the following:

"A person commits the crime of prostitution if the person engages in, or offers or agrees to engage in, sexual conduct or sexual contact in return for a fee."

Prostitution, solicitation and other related criminal charges are serious. The laws in Portland are very strict. Promoting prostitution is classified as a class C felony. Other charges include:

  • Compelling prostitution
  • Patronizing a prostitute
  • Unlawful prostitution procurement activity (UPPA)
  • Loitering to solicit prostitution
  • Inducing a minor into prostitution
  • Online solicitation

The Prosecution Has Begun Its Work — We Should Begin Ours

No matter the circumstances, anyone under investigation or facing prostitution-related charges should retain the best possible attorney as soon as possible. Please call our Portland law office at 503-827-8092, or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our solicitation attorney.

Oregon Sex Crimes Criminal Defense

In the State of Oregon, some sex crimes qualify for the harshest of penalties under Ballot Measure 11. But even if a sex offense does not qualify as a Measure 11 charge, the consequences can still be severe.

Statutory rape, for example, is not a Ballot Measure 11 sex crime, but it is prosecuted aggressively. Clients facing sex charges usually want three outcomes:

  • Stay off the sex offender registration.
  • Stay out of jail.
  • Make sure any conviction qualifies for expungement.

At our law firm, located in Portland, Oregon, you will find an attorney with more than a quarter century of criminal defense experience. When it comes to sex crimes such as prostitution, statutory rape or indecent exposure, experience counts.

Client MN came to us facing potential sexual abuse charges, many years in prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and exclusion from employment opportunities in his chosen profession after a consensual relationship with a co-worker. We intervened aggressively in the investigation stage and persuaded the authorities that the client was innocent and should not be prosecuted. Because MN came to us before he was indicted, we were able to avoid the harshest consequences.

Options for Sex Crime or Statutory Rape Defense

At our law office, we have a number of ways in which we can launch an aggressive defense against charges of prostitution, indecent exposure, sexual abuse, statutory rape, Internet pornography charges and any other similar crimes. We are prepared to handle every aspect of your case:

  • Sex offender registry — We work hard to keep your name off this list.
  • Assembling the right team — We work with high-quality professionals such as psychologists, investigators, polygraph experts, and DNA experts.
  • Pro-active counseling — Whenever appropriate, we help you seek alcohol, drug or sex offender treatment, psychological counseling or anger management to make a better outcome possible.
  • Investigation and research — We strive to uncover evidence that supports your innocence or undermines the prosecution's theories.
  • Media management — When appropriate, we work hard to minimize press coverage and distortion.
  • Creative strategies and skilled negotiation — We fight for you by preparing for trial from the outset.

The Prosecution Has Begun Its Work — We Should Begin Ours

No matter the circumstances, anyone under investigation or facing criminal prosecution should retain the best possible attorney as early in the process as possible. If you have been charged with a sex offense, please call our Portland law office at 503-827-8092 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our lawyer.

If you are a college student it is even more important to work with an experienced lawyer right away.

Any college student facing the prospect of criminal prosecution should retain the best possible attorney as early in the process as possible. If you have been charged with a college student crime, please call our Portland law office at 503-827-8092 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation.