Multnomah County Criminal Defense Lawyers
A conviction for domestic violence is a serious matter. Not only is there the potential for fines and jail time, there are other consequences that, in the long term, will be even more life changing. First, with domestic violence allegations tend to come restraining orders. These orders can take a person out of his or her home and away from his or her children. Second, a domestic violence conviction will impact decisions made by potential employers, meaning that careers could be jeopardized. Even a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction can result in a lifetime ban on your right to possess a gun. If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is important to enlist tough, aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorneys.
At Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to fighting these charges as early and as strongly as possible. We have decades of experience that we use to navigate through the web of accusations and restraining orders that our clients often find themselves in.
Domestic Violence Beyond Husbands and Wives
The charge of domestic violence is not limited to husbands and wives who get into altercations. Boyfriends and girlfriends, brothers and sisters, and even parents and adult children can find themselves accused of domestic violence after the police are called in to resolve a conflict between parties who have some sort of domestic relationship.
People are also surprised to learn that physical abuse does not have to take place to be accused of domestic violence. Threats of abuse can be sufficient to lead to charges that have serious consequences. We will review the situation, putting our experience and depth of knowledge to work to protect our client from these consequences.
Our law firm is unique in that we represent those accused of domestic violence, as well as victims of domestic violence, who often find themselves tangled up in the criminal justice system in unfortunate and surprising ways. We can help.
Contact Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation
Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced Portland domestic violence defense lawyer, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.