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Arrested in Deschutes County, Oregon?

Turn to the Experienced Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers at Ward Grover

Every day, people unfamiliar with the justice system can find themselves wrapped up in it by fluke or chance. Facing criminal charges is unlike any challenge someone like you or someone you love has faced before. Not only can the accusations against you be entirely unfounded, but in a situation where you’re aware of your blame, your charges can be wildly and unjustly out of proportion to reality.

When charges are brought against you, it’s your right to fight to ensure that the justice system treats you fairly. Having an experienced lawyer at your side every step of the way can ensure your voice is heard throughout your case proceedings or the post-conviction process, if it comes to that.

At Ward Grover, our criminal defense attorneys in Bend serve clients like you throughout Deschutes County every day. We bring 50 years of combined experience to your defense and always seek a favorable outcome for your case.

If you’re charged with a crime, don’t engage with investigators or police until you’ve contacted Ward Grover for legal help. Call us at (541) 312-5150 or contact us online today.

How Should You Proceed After an Arrest in Deschutes County?

It is important to remember that being arrested does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a crime. Everyone has the right to defend themselves in court, and it is important to exercise that right.

Here are some steps you can take after being arrested in Bend, Oregon:

  1. Contact a lawyer: You have the right to an attorney, and it is a good idea to contact one as soon as possible after being arrested. A lawyer can advise you on the best course of action and represent you in court.

  2. Stay calm: It can be stressful to be arrested, but it is important to stay calm and not resist arrest or make any statements that could incriminate you.

  3. Follow the rules: After being arrested, you will likely be held in jail until you are able to post bail or until your court hearing. It is important to follow the rules while in jail and to cooperate with the authorities to the extent your lawyer advises.

  4. Attend your court hearing: It is important to attend all of your court hearings. If you do not attend your court hearing, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

  5. Consider entering a plea: At your court hearing, you will have the opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. You should carefully consider your options with the help of your lawyer before making a decision.

  6. Consider negotiating a plea bargain: Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor. A plea bargain is an agreement in which you plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

What is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A criminal defense lawyer is someone who specializes in defending people charged with a crime. They are knowledgeable about the laws, court systems, and procedures related to criminal cases. They can provide advice on how to best approach your case and represent you in court proceedings. A knowledgeable and skilled lawyer will be able to evaluate your situation and build a strong defense for you.

Here are several benefits to hiring a criminal defense attorney after an arrest:

  • Ensure you understand your rights and the legal processes involved in a criminal trial
  • Provide advice on how to best handle police questioning and interrogations
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to get better plea deals or reduce charges of which you may be accused
  • Have expertise in presenting evidence as well as knowledge of laws relevant to the case, if the case goes to trial
  • Have resources such as expert witnesses and private investigators who may assist with your case
  • Protect you from self-incrimination or violation of their rights during police proceedings

With the help of our Deschutes County criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to reduce your sentence or even have the charges against you dropped altogether. No matter the outcome of your case, having an experienced legal advocate on your side can make all the difference.

How Should You Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney in Bend, Oregon?

When deciding which criminal defense attorney to choose in Bend, Oregon, it is important that you make an informed decision.

  • Consider the attorneys’ background, credentials, experience and other factors in order to ensure they are qualified to handle your legal matter.
  • Make sure they have the knowledge necessary to defend you adequately and effectively in court. It can also be helpful to ask around for referrals from friends and family members who may know a good criminal defense attorney.
  • Do your research online about the attorney's track record for past cases or look for reviews online.

Taking the time to make an educated choice of a criminal defense attorney will help ensure that you have the best representation possible during this difficult time.

Defending Any Crime of Any Severity in Deschutes County

We can build a defense case for you if you’ve been charged with:

We can handle cases at the state or federal levels. If you have previously been convicted, we’ll fight just as hard throughout your post-conviction process to ensure justice works for you during the sentencing phase. We can also challenge your conviction and work with you in pursuit of exoneration.

Increase your odds of achieving a favorable outcome in your criminal case. Reach out our experienced attorneys today! - call (541) 312-5150.

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What Sets Us Apart?

Committed, Zealous & Compassionate Representation
  • Known in the Community as a Trusted Law Firm

  • We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client

  • We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels

  • Our Team Consists of Criminal Defense Specialists

  • Our Firm Is Focused on Criminal Defense

  • We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience

Recent Case Results

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  • Menacing Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
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  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict
  • Sex Abuse III x4 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
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