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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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Oregon Federal Criminal Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | October 16, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 17, 2023)

Last Updated on: 17th October 2023, 10:57 pm

Federal Criminal Defense in Oregon: An Overview for Defendants

If you have been charged with a federal crime in Oregon, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Federal criminal charges are serious business and can result in substantial penalties if you are convicted. This article provides an overview of federal criminal defense in Oregon to help defendants understand the process and their rights.

The Federal Court System in Oregon

There are two federal judicial districts in Oregon that handle federal criminal cases:

  • The District of Oregon covers the northern and central parts of the state. It is headquartered in Portland and has divisions in Pendleton, Eugene and Medford.
  • The District of Eastern Oregon covers the eastern and southern parts of Oregon. It is headquartered in Pendleton with divisions in Eugene and Medford.

Both districts fall under the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Within each district, there are federal courthouses where criminal proceedings take place. If you are charged with a federal crime in Oregon, your case will be heard in one of these courthouses depending on the specific charges and where the alleged crime occurred.

What to Expect if Your Case Goes to Trial

If no pretrial resolution is reached and your case goes to trial, your attorney’s job will be to hold the prosecution to their burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a high standard.

Your lawyer will seek to create reasonable doubt by:

  • Intensively cross-examining prosecution witnesses.
  • Presenting favorable defense witnesses.
  • Highlighting inconsistencies and weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence.
  • Raising objections to limit damaging evidence.
  • Presenting persuasive opening and closing arguments.

If the case is tried before a jury, your lawyer will also be responsible for conducting effective jury selection to remove biased jurors.

While a trial is a high-stakes endeavor, an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer will have the skills necessary to challenge the prosecution’s case and give you the strongest chance for acquittal.

The Role of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

If you are convicted of a federal crime, your sentence will be determined based on the complex federal sentencing guidelines. The guidelines take into account factors like:

  • The severity of the crime.
  • Your criminal history.
  • Whether you accept responsibility.
  • Any aggravating or mitigating factors.

Although the guidelines are advisory, judges use them to calculate the sentencing range in most cases. Your lawyer will thoroughly examine the guidelines to try to minimize your range. They can present compelling arguments to the judge for a reduced sentence.

In some cases, particularly in drug crimes, mandatory minimum sentences may apply under federal law. This is another reason why securing a pretrial resolution could be advantageous.

Getting the Best Possible Result

The bottom line is that a federal criminal conviction can have devastating consequences on your life, liberty and livelihood. The system is complex and the prosecution has a huge advantage in resources.

You need an attorney who will fight relentlessly to get the charges dismissed or reduced and minimize any penalties. This starts with conducting a meticulous independent investigation of the government’s accusations.

An effective lawyer will look at every angle of the case to highlight flaws and create reasonable doubt about your guilt. They will also humanize you to the judge and prosecutors to secure the most lenient outcome supported by the facts.

While every case is different, with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can feel confident knowing your rights are protected.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing federal criminal charges, here are some key questions to ask when interviewing potential defense lawyers:

  • How much experience do you have handling federal criminal cases similar to mine?
  • What is your track record of achieving successful case outcomes? Can you provide references from past clients?
  • Will you personally handle my case or pass it off to an associate? How available will you be to answer my questions?
  • What is the process you use to build a defense in a federal criminal case?
  • Based on the charges I’m facing, what are the likely sentencing guidelines and penalties if convicted?
  • Do you have experience negotiating plea deals with federal prosecutors in Oregon? What is your philosophy on seeking a negotiated resolution?
  • If my case goes to trial, what experience do you have trying federal criminal cases in Oregon’s federal courts?
  • How frequently do you litigate federal criminal cases versus resolving them through plea deals?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case based on the information I’ve provided?
  • What are all of my options, best case to worst case scenarios?
  • How much will you charge to handle my federal criminal case from start to finish?
  • Can you provide me with past client testimonials and references I can contact?

Do not rush into hiring the first lawyer you meet. Interview multiple attorneys and go with the one who makes you feel most confident they can achieve the best possible outcome.

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