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Portland Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Multnomah County

After an allegation of domestic violence, you may not know what to expect next. Whether you are facing other criminal charges, worried that your parental rights might be at risk, or concerned about your professional reputation, there are many questions that justify answers.

The Law Office of Robert R. Cleland provides the guidance and representation that you deserve. Our Portland domestic violence defense attorney stands up for the accused and offers zealous advocacy for our clients. You can depend on us for honesty and transparency throughout the domestic violence defense process.

Have you been accused of domestic violence? Our Portland domestic violence attorney has the legal experience you want on your side. Call the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland today at (503) 433-8285 or schedule a consultation online to defend your rights!

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Many innocent people are accused of domestic violence because of a misunderstanding or due to another’s personal vendetta. Family or household members—such as current or former spouses, related adults, unmarried parents of a child, those currently or previously living together, or those who were in an intimate sexual relationship within the past two years—can level domestic violence claims at another person.

The Oregon Family Abuse Protection Act defines domestic violence as:

  • Attempting to cause or intentionally causing bodily injury;
  • Attempting to cause or intentionally causing fear of bodily injury; or
  • Threatening or forcing involuntary sexual relations.

Our aggressive and highly skilled criminal law attorney understands the possible routes to a successful defense. We can examine all potential avenues of defense, including whether you acted in self-defense, could not be held accountable for your actions, or were falsely accused of domestic violence. Do not attempt to handle this on your own; put our firm on your side.

Contact Our Domestic Violence Lawyer in Portland Today

It is important that you understand your charges and how you can stand up for your rights. Considering that a domestic violence conviction in Oregon can carry up to 20 years in prison and a $375,000 fine, it is essential to contact a Portland domestic violence defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your future is on the line.

At the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland, we understand that these allegations threaten your personal and professional life. Our attorney has achieved considerable success in defending clients and securing not guilty verdicts during a jury trial or dismissals by the state.

Contact the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland today for a FREE consultation!


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