Portland Oregon Criminal Defense Law Firm
Have you been arrested for a crime in Oregon? As lead criminal counsel at Corbridge & Kroll, LLC, Edward Kroll takes pride in giving his clients aggressive criminal defense and sound legal advice. He is one of Oregon’s top defense lawyers, and has years of trial experience. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Kroll independently handled thousands of cases, from minor violations to major felonies. He brings all of that experience to bear on every case. He has represented clients throughout the state, and is respected by judges and prosecutors. No matter the seriousness of your criminal charge, we can help you. No matter what charge you face – from a minor traffic violation to a serious Measure 11 crime, you deserve the best possible defense.
If You Are Arrested, Do Not Speak With the Police!
Under the Oregon and Federal Constitutions, you have an absolute right to remain silent. This means that if you are arrested and charged with a crime, or even if the police “just want to talk,” you should not cooperate! You should be polite, but firm, and tell the police that you want to speak to a lawyer. Anything you say to the police can and will be used against you.
Mr. Kroll has seen countless people make their cases worse for themselves by giving in to the stressful situation and police pressure. If you are in a tough situation, don’t try to dig yourself out of it – call for help immediately.
If You Are Charged with DUII, You Must Act Quickly!
If you’ve been arrested for DUII, you have only 10 days to request a DMV hearing that could save your license. That process is completely separate from the DUII criminal charges you may also face. Dealing with this can be quite complicated.
While he was a prosecutor, Mr. Kroll served extensively as Portland’s “DUII Deputy,” a prosecutor position tasked with screening, reviewing, and trying hundreds upon hundreds of DUI cases. Mr. Kroll’s experience from the other side is a valuable tool for his clients. He understands how best to defend clients accused of driving under the influence, from the initial arrest all the way to trial.
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney
Did you know that in Oregon, if the police show up to a “domestic disturbance,” and they believe that one party has either assaulted the other person or put that other person in fear of harm, then they are required to make an arrest? A domestic violence case can lead to a person being kicked out of their own home and being forcibly kept away from their family. This can be true, even in cases of self-defense.
Mr. Kroll spent several years prosecuting domestic violence allegations, ranging from simple harassment to major assault. Domestic assault allegations are very serious, and we treat them as such. Mr. Kroll works tirelessly to restore his client’s rights and fight the state on every front.
Serious Measure 11 Charges
In Oregon, the most serious crimes, such as murder, rape, kidnapping, etc, are designated as Measure 11 crimes. A Measure 11 crime means that upon conviction, a person must serve a mandatory minimum sentence, without reduction of any kind and without consideration to their background. These sentences start at 70 months and can go as high as 300 months. These charges can drastically change, or even all but end a person’s life.
Mr. Kroll has experience defending these devastating charges. He uses his knowledge, his staff and his affiliations with experts and investigators to build the strongest possible defense for you as we fight for your future.
Clear Your Record
If you were convicted of a crime earlier in your life, it may be possible to expunge (clear) your record completely. This means that your past history would not show up on a background check. You can answer “no” when asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime. Most misdemeanors and ‘C’ felonies can be expunged in as few as 3 years from the date of conviction. Some ‘B’ felonies can also be expunged, but the waiting period on those can be substantially longer. Unfortunately, traffic crimes and sexually-based offenses cannot be expunged, no matter the level of severity.
Mr. Kroll has worked extensively on clearing people’s records and expunging convictions. We are ready to help you take back your life and restore your future.
Restraining Orders (FAPA and EDPAPA)
Restraining orders (FAPA and EDPAPA) orders can be tools of protection or tools of abuse. If you need help obtaining an order to protect yourself and your children, we can help. If you are the target of a false and misused restraining order, we can help. Mr. Kroll’s extensive experience with domestic violence prosecution and defense gives him a unique insight to these kinds of cases that many other restraining order lawyers lack. He will use this experience to make sure your rights stay intact.
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