But She Doesn’t Want to Press Charges

But She Doesn’t Want to Press Charges

I think we’ve all seen television shows or movies where a victim is asked, “Do you want to press charges?”  For domestic violence cases in Oregon, it doesn’t matter whether the victim wants to press charges or not.  Oregon law…

Is a Public Defender a Real Lawyer?

Is a Public Defender a Real Lawyer?

The short answer is “yes.” Public defenders are attorneys who have passed the bar exam and are subject to the same ethical and licensing requirements as private attorneys. Most people know this, and I think the real concern people are…