Domestic Violence Attorney
Serving All of Oregon, Portland, OR – Beaverton – Gresham
A successful defense to domestic violence charges in Oregon often requires strong investigative tactics and a careful legal strategy. These cases are delicate, and warrant an experienced level of legal representation.
Attorney Robert Sepp has a special understanding of the legal rights of victims and the successful defense of those accused.
Domestic Violence (DV) Charges Attorney
Domestic Violence can be summarized in the law’s eyes as physical violence, threat of violence, or abuse which occurs in the following relationships:
- Married Couples (can be referred to as Spousal Abuse)
- Couples living together
- People who have a child or children in common
- People in a dating relationship or who were in a former dating relationship
- People who were formerly married to each other
- People who have had sex with one another
Domestic Violence charges cover a wide variety of abuse, including spousal abuse and child endangerment. Any threat, threatening or violent act, even if the accused did not intend to harm or compromise the safety and security of the victim, could be grounds for prosecution under the Oregon’s Domestic Violence Laws.
Domestic Violence cases are treated differently than other criminal cases. In many cases there are specially designated Prosecutor’s that are experienced and readily prosecute anyone charged with Domestic Violence.
Request a Free Domestic Violence Defense Consultation
Attorney Robert L. Sepp offers Free Domestic Violence Defense Consultations for Select Cases. To qualify for a Free Legal Consultation, you must fill out the details of your case below which will be reviewed by Mr. Sepp to see if you qualify.
Domestic Violence Charges and the accused
Being accused of Domestic Violence can have far reaching effects on an individual’s life. Domestic Violence charges and convictions can bar you from employment with some companies, can tarnish an individuals reputation and change the way family, friends and colleges perceive a person. With the prevalence and media attention that goes into Domestic Violence and the prevalence of serious injuries and deaths as a result, many police officers will make arrests for Domestic Violence even when no injuries are apparent. In Oregon, many prosecutors, take special training in domestic violence issues, and understand the legal issues involved in prosecuting cases against people accused of Domestic Violence. And, even if the complainant and alleged abuser reconcile, the state will often proceed with filing charges or going to trial despite the wishes of the complainant.