Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys Protecting Clients in State and Federal Cases
In some instances, an individual may face criminal allegations in both federal court and state court at the same time. Many criminal allegations can be filed in both state and federal court. Prosecutors in each of these jurisdictions have substantial discretion in charging decisions. Clearly, this is a very difficult situation that requires the highest level of legal representation. If you or a loved one is facing charges in state and federal courts, you need a lawyer with the versatility and experience to defend you against all of these charges. The Portland law firm of Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen has comprehensive experience defending individuals in both state and federal courts.
Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C.: A Strong Record in State and Federal Court
There is no shortage of criminal defense lawyers who practice primarily in state courts. Fewer lawyers defend federal criminal allegations. Of this group of attorneys, many devote their entire practice to federal cases. Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., has substantial experience defending charges in both state and federal court. Our lawyers understand both the obvious and subtle procedural differences between charges in these courts and will be able to put forth a strong defense against both sets of charges.
Your lawyer must be able to address many different considerations. For instance, if you are convicted of charges at both levels, it matters a great deal whether your sentences run concurrently (at the same time) or consecutively (meaning one sentence must be served after the other). It also matters where your time would be served. Our lawyers can argue persuasively on your behalf and will fight to limit the damage from any criminal charge.
Contact Our Federal Defense Attorneys in Portland
Our law firm is committed to providing the highest level of legal representation in every case. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
Call our law firm toll free at 1-888-311-2016 or send us an e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation.