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Portland Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys

Being accused of a violent crime is very serious and includes the very real possibility of serious repercussions. Many violent crimes are among those listed as measure 11 crimes, all of which carry a minimum jail sentence if convicted.

If you have been charged with a violent crime, there is nothing more important for you to do than to secure the services of an experienced and skillful criminal defense attorney. Our office is more than capable to handle such a case, as our attorneys have had enormous success fighting on behalf of clients accused of violent crimes such as:

Strategic, Creative Criminal Defense by Attorney Cogan

It is important to attain representation as soon as possible since being convicted of a violent crime can seriously impact every aspect of your life. The sooner that you retain our office the faster that our experienced and aggressive attorneys can begin work protecting you.

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

Skilled Defense Representation Against Allegations of Child Sex Abuse

False allegations of child abuse or child sex abuse carry not only serious criminal consequences but are also detrimental to a parent’s custody rights. Many times a child has been misled, coerced or even brainwashed into telling false stories. The accused parent is often not allowed to see the child, only causing further confusion for the child. If you have been accused of child abuse, child sex abuse or child molestation, it is critical you seek experienced defense representation at Mark C. Cogan, P.C.

Our Oregon child abuse defense attorney has more than 30 years of experience. He will apply this to your advantage by using his knowledge, skills and expertise to create the best possible defense for your particular case. We highly advise that you avoid any situation in which you are alone with any child while facing charges. Doing so could only cause further damage to your case, as the last thing you need is another situation in which it is the child’s word against yours. The truth will be revealed, and we will help you during this difficult time.

Contact Mark C. Cogan, P.C., to schedule a free confidential consultation with our Portland child abuse lawyer.

Child Abuse and Child Sex Abuse Charges

Our Portland-based law firm can handle all types of child abuse-related charges, including:

  • Child neglect
  • Physical abuse of a child
  • Child sex abuse
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography

Ballot Measure 11 Offenses — Mandatory Minimum

In 1994, Oregon voters passed a tough ballot measure that set minimum sentences for certain crimes. This applies even to first-time offenders. This harsh law applies to certain child abuse charges including sexual abuse in the first degree (mandatory minimum 75 months 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 a child abuse crime, please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our child abuse charges attorney. We are conveniently located near Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

Experienced Representation for Oregon Domestic Abuse Charges

A domestic abuse charge affects many more people than the individual who is charged. The ripple effect extends to the spouse or domestic partner, to any children in the home, and to friends and extended family who sometimes feel responsible.

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., we have experience providing a vigorous criminal defense to a client who has been charged with assault or domestic violence. We have found that our clients have one similar goal — to stay out of jail — and in other ways they may have very different objectives.

Our clients have told us that they want:

  • To maintain contact with their children or their spouse or partner
  • To continue their marriage or relationship in a better, healthier way
  • To walk away and sever all further contact with alleged victim

Our law firm’s attorney has practiced criminal defense for more than a quarter century, and has accomplished outstanding results in the defense of clients facing domestic violence charges.

A Representative Case: Client AB faced a five-year prison sentence due to an incident of domestic violence involving gunfire. We were able to document the violent tendencies of the alleged victim, reconstruct the events and demonstrate that the shooting did not happen in the alleged manner. We were able to persuade the prosecution to reduce the charge to a single misdemeanor, and no jail sentence was imposed.

Creative Criminal Defense Is a Team Effort

We consult with various professionals including your divorce lawyer, psychological professionals, experts in DNA, forensics, investigation and other applicable fields to build a solid defense. At the same time, we protect your family from aggressive and overzealous tactics employed by government agencies including:

  • CPS (Child Protective Services) staff
  • DHS (Department of Human Services) staff
  • County Detectives

Know Your Rights

Our best advice: don’t wait to see if you will be indicted for domestic violence, harassment or any other criminal charge. Act now to protect your rights. Your case can be made more difficult if you make some of these common errors:

  • Giving a statement to the police such as admitting strangulation or menacing behavior
  • Submitting to search and seizure before talking to an attorney
  • Talking to the wrong people
  • Failing to get an attorney involved at a early stage

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 domestic violence, please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our lawyer. We are conveniently located near Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

Experienced Homicide Defense in Oregon

One of the most serious crimes a person can ever be charged with is taking the life of another human being. Manslaughter and murder charges are extremely serious and carry with them the potential for many years in prison, and even life in prison without parole. If you or a loved one has been charged with manslaughter or murder, it is critical you seek representation from only the most experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney.

More Than 30 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our Oregon homicide defense attorney has more than 30 years of experience in state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Mark Cogan is not afraid to fight aggressively and will work toward creative solutions in your defense. The best next step you can take for yourself is to obtain an attorney to represent your rights. The prosecution is already starting to build their case against you. Let your criminal defense attorney start working to fight any violent crimes charges against you.

Act now and schedule a free confidential consultation with our Portland manslaughter attorney. You can e-mail us or call 503-549-1077.

Homicide/Murder/Manslaughter Charges in Oregon

Any murder or manslaughter-related charges require a thorough investigation by our attorney. Attorney Mark C. Cogan will review all aspects of your case in order to present the most solid defense possible. Remember, it is not your burden to prove innocence — it is the prosecutor’s burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Murder or manslaughter-related charges in Oregon can include:

  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Attempted murder
  • Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Aggravated murder
  • Felony murder

Ballot Measure 11 Offenses — Mandatory Minimum

Ballot Measure 11 provides harsh prison sentences even for first-time offenders. Included within these crimes are murder, attempt or conspiracy to commit aggravated murder or murder, manslaughter in the first degree and manslaughter in the second degree.

The Prosecution Has Begun Its Work — We Should Begin Ours

No matter the circumstances, anyone under investigation or facing manslaughter/murder charges should retain the best possible attorney as soon as possible. Please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077, or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our homicide lawyer. We are conveniently located near Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

Criminal Defense for Harassment, Assault and Stalking Charges

At our Portland, Oregon, law firm, you will find an attorney with more than a quarter century of criminal defense experience. Mark C. Cogan has successfully represented clients who have been charged with sexual harassment at work, assault or domestic violence at home or stalking of an acquaintance.

Harassment and assault cases can take many forms, from telephonic harassment to a bar fight involving alleged victims. Often these types of cases can be settled by Civil Compromise, an out-of-court procedure which offers the framework for a win-win result for all parties.

A Representative Case: Client MM faced a charge of assault and other offenses due to an encounter with an overly aggressive volunteer for the Sheriff’s Office. Our investigation established that the volunteer failed to comply with his training and regulations and that the police investigation was flawed. We were able to get the case reduced from a major felony to a low-level misdemeanor offense, with no jail time and no probation. After a waiting period, the conviction can even be removed from MM’s record.

Experience You Can Trust

We keep all information strictly confidential and work very hard to accomplish our clients’ objectives. Our experience includes:

  • Defense against alleged violations of restraining orders
  • Removal of restraining orders
  • Successful criminal defense in municipal, state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court

We work very hard to put together a defense strategy that will work. We also treat every client with respect and dignity.

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 harassment, stalking or domestic assault, please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our lawyer. We are conveniently located near Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

Defense Against Shotgun, Handgun and Illegal Weapon Charges

At our law firm, located in Portland, Oregon, you will find a criminal defense attorney with more than a quarter century experience. Our criminal defense lawyer, Mark Cogan, has an AV Peer Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2007 through the present date.

A Reputation for Aggressive Criminal Defense

Mark Cogan has represented clients in municipal, state and federal courts and has argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

We have experience with a variety of criminal cases involving weapons charges, including:

  • Firearm possession by convicted felons
  • Weapon charges associated with domestic violence or assault
  • Weapon charges associated with a stop for a potential DUI
  • Gun possession associated with burglary or other crime
  • Gun trafficking across state lines

“To Mark and Associates: It is with my utmost appreciation that I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication. I cannot express to you in words how satisfied I am with the outcome of this dreadful ordeal … Not only has it made me realize the importance and adoration of freedom itself, but it has given me a true motivation and guide towards who I really want to become and what I really want to do with my life, short term and long term. And I can assure you that none of it involves police, probation, jail or any of the other horrible things that come with crossing blades with the law, so to speak. … I truly hope I would not require your services again, but God forbid I did, you would all undoubtedly be my first choice for defense.” — O.A., Portland, OR

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 are facing an illegal weapons charge, please call our Portland law office at 503-549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located near Lake Oswego and Beaverton.

*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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