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Grand Jury Investigations

Under Investigation? Don’t ‘Wait and See’

There is seldom a time in which “wait and see” is a good criminal defense strategy. While you are waiting, the prosecution is seeing what they can dig up and who they can talk to. The case against you builds as you bury your head in a pillow hoping the whole situation will just go away.

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.

Prompt Action Makes a Difference in Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense experience has shown us that when a case is under investigation, there is a very good opportunity for the involvement of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Consulting an attorney prior to hearing from a grand jury is important because:

  • The case against you sometimes gets stronger with time.
  • A grand jury investigation is a clear sign that the prosecution is actively working.
  • In some instances, evidence can be presented during this stage that may exonerate a client, as happened in a case when our client’s successful polygraph test headed off a sex crime investigation.
  • Timely intervention by a skilled attorney can sometimes result in protecting evidence from being gathered by the authorities, which may enable the client to avoid the humiliation of being arrested and dragged through the process of being prosecuted in court.
  • We can begin exercising damage control.

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 believe you are the target of a grand jury investigation, please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Mark C. Cogan, P.C., of Portland, Oregon, represents individuals charged with crimes throughout Oregon, including central Oregon, northern Oregon, Pacific Coast communities and the Willamette River valley, including Clackamas County, Washington County, Multnomah County, Columbia County, Marion County, Tillamook County, Clatsop County, Lincoln County, Lane County, Linn County and Benton County and the cities of Salem, Lake Oswego, Gresham, Oregon City, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tualatin, Milwaukie, West Linn, The Dalles and Clackamas.

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