Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Defendants in Salem
The city of Salem in Oregon was founded in 1842 and was incorporated fifteen years later. Today it is the capital of the state and it is the county seat of Marion County.
As of the US 2010 census 154,637 people lived in Salem, and an estimated 400,000 or so people are residing within the Salem Metropolitan Statistical area. Some of the most notable past and current residents are Ryan Allen, Jon Heder, and Leonard Stone.
Property Crimes Leading Type of Crime in Salem
Salem is known for its lower than average violent crime rate. On a sale from 1 (being low crime) to 100 (being high crime), the city comes in at 28. The national average is 41.4.
Property crimes in the city are higher than the national average. On the same scale from 1 to 100, Salem rests at 52. The national average is 43.5.
What Are Property Crimes?
Property crimes include a number of offenses such as:
- Motor vehicle theft
- Larceny theft
What to Do If You Have Been Accused or Charged with a Property Crime
If you have been accused or charged with a crime, you need to act fast and start preparing your defense.
- Gather physical evidence. Start putting together anything which relates to the incident, such as video, photos, clothing, and other objects you believe are relevant.
- Gather documentation/records. Letters, emails, GPS records, financial accounts, and computer records can help your case.
- Make a list of potential witnesses. Anyone who you think may have information about an alleged defendant or the incident can be critical to helping prove your case.
Do not destroy any evidence which you think could hurt your case, and avoid speaking with the defendant, law enforcement, or other investigators without having a lawyer present. Until you receive proper legal guidance, refuse to voluntarily submit any testing or provide evidence to law enforcement, even if you believe that the evidence will help you.
Choose Mark C. Cogan, P.C. to Defend You
Mark C. Cogan, P.C. aggressively defends the rights of those who have been accused or charged of a crime in the Salem area. If you have been accused of a property crime, a sex crime, or a DUII, we can help.
We offer free and confidential initial consultations to everyone. To start working on your criminal defense today, please call (503) 827-8092.
Directions To Mark C. Cogan, P.C. 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780 Crown Plaza Building Portland, OR 97201
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 1 h 5 min
Total Est. Distance: 45.8 mi
- Get on I-5 N from Liberty St NE and Salem Pkwy
- Head east on Center St NE toward Church St NE
- Turn left onto Church St NE
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Marion St NE
- Turn right onto Liberty St NE
- Turn left onto Division St NE
- Turn right toward Commercial St NE
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Commercial St NE
- Continue onto Liberty St NE
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Salem Pkwy
- Continue onto OR-99EBUS N/Salem Expy
- Use any lane to merge onto I-5 N via the ramp to Portland
- Follow I-5 N to Portland. Take exit 299B from I-5 N
- Merge onto I-5 N
- Keep left at the fork to stay on I-5 N
- Use the left lane to take exit 299B for Interstate 405 N toward U.S. 26 W/City Center
- Take SW Harbor Dr to SW 1st Ave
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left (signs for Naito Parkway/Japanese-American Historical Plaza/S Waterfront/City Center)
- Continue onto SW Harbor Dr
- Continue onto SW Clay St (signs for Keller Auditorium)
- Turn left onto SW 1st Ave
- Destination will be on the left
Call us today (503) 827-8092
We are located at:
Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780
Crown Plaza Building
Portland, OR 97201