Portland Domestic Violence Lawyer
Any situation involving physical violence is vigorously investigated and prosecuted in Oregon. When the alleged assault involves violence against a family member, the situation becomes even more serious.
Regardless of whether the alleged victim is adamant that he or she does not want to press charges or withdraws an initial statement to police, prosecutors have the authority to move forward with the case. It is a choice that they often make.
Fearless, Aggressive, Resourceful Representation
At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., in Portland, we understand that it is not just your freedom that is at stake. Your family’s life may be heavily impacted by a domestic violence offense. In addition to very serious criminal penalties, a no-contact order can be issued that prohibits communication of any kind between you and the claimant.
A no-contact order could even force you to temporarily move out of the family home.
Our domestic violence defense lawyers do not shy away from these challenging cases. We provide aggressive representation against the charges. We will also do everything in our power to help find a strategy that will reduce the collateral impact on your life and that of your family’s.
Special Concerns For Noncitizens
Are you here on a professional visa? Do you live in Oregon under a green card? A domestic violence conviction could impact your immigration status. You and your family could face deportation from the United States.
Even if you volunteer for a deferred sentencing program that allows you to avoid jail time, the case could still impact your immigration status.
If you are a foreign national or noncitizen, it is critical that you have an attorney who understands the criminal charge as well as addresses the immigration consequences of being charged with the offense.
Protect Your Family With Our Help
With the power of more than a quarter century of criminal defense experience, we guarantee that we will put all of our effort into helping you keep your family together.
Contact us immediately by submitting your information online or by calling our law office at 503-549-1077 or reaching us toll free at 888-211-2441. Let us start building your defense.Set up your free initial consultation