The state of Oregon imposes harsh penalties against those convicted of domestic violence, which is defined as any threatening, abusive, or violent behavior between adult members of the same household. Intimate partner violence is a subset of domestic violence that involves spouses or romantic partners. This can also include ex-spouses and ex-partners.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, or you are facing a restraining order, do not talk to the police until you have first spoken to a Portland domestic violence attorney. At the Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, the initial consultation is free, and we answer our phones 24/7. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you put your life back together.
For decades past, domestic violence charges were quietly swept under the rug. It is only recently that the spotlight has finally fallen on violent abuse in the home. Oregon Revised Statute 133.055(2) has helped usher in a new era of hyper-awareness, but it has come at a cost. By giving the alleged victims of domestic violence unprecedented legal power, we have also opened the door to false allegations and wrongful convictions.
So long as one person at the scene of a domestic disturbance tells an officer that the other person is causing them to fear for their physical safety, the officer is required by law to arrest them and take them into custody. Once there, law enforcement, may be disinclined to adequately consider the facts of the case.
For all these reasons, you need an experienced and relentless advocate by your side. At the Law Office of Graham C. Fisher, we understand how domestic violence charges work. Our Portland domestic violence lawyer understands the practical difficulties that mandatory no-contact orders can create for you and your family.
For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (503) 517-7000.