New Criminal Charges: Under our system of justice, every person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Nonetheless, facing criminal charges can be a scary and frustrating experience.
If you have been charged with a crime, orthink you may be charged with a crime, you need an attorney that will carefully evaluate and investigate your case, provide competent advice about your options, and aggressively protect your rights at all stages of the criminal process. Remember, the prosecution has already begun working on its case against you. Call Castleberry & Elison today and let us start preparing your defense.
Appeals: If you have been convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the judgment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. A criminal appeal is very different from a criminal trial. On appeal, your attorney will argue to a panel of appellate court judges about errors in your trial. This could be anything from the trial court’s failure to grant a meritorious motion to suppress to an erroneous evidentiary ruling. After filing a notice of appeal, the first step is to prepare a “brief,” which contains all the facts, the law, and the legal arguments in your favor. The appellate court reads the brief before your attorney gets the chance to argue the case orally, so it absolutely critical that your attorney possess strong research and writing skills. Castleberry & Elison will handle your criminal appeal with the care and attention that it deserves. We will combine scholarly legal research with persuasive writing and fearless oral advocacy to ensure your best chances for success on appeal.
Expungements: If you have been convicted of a crime in the past, you may qualify to have the conviction removed from your record. This is known as “expungement.” Call us today for a free and confidential initial consultation.
Our criminal practice areas include:
- Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
- Possession of Controlled Substances (PCS)
- Drug Offenses
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Traffic Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Criminal Trespass
- Reckless Driving
- Recklessly Endangering Another Person