Violent Crimes Put a Team of Criminal Defense Specialists in Your Corner

Bend Violent Crimes Attorney

Defending Clients Who Have Been Charged With a Violent Crime in Deschutes County

Oregon law takes violent crime seriously, and prosecutors will aggressively pursue convictions for those accused of a violent crime. If you were charged with a violent crime, your first step should be to secure legal representation that inspires confidence within you.

Our violent crimes attorneys in Bend offer top-quality defense services to clients across Deschutes County. We believe in putting the client first. When you hire us, we work tirelessly to investigate your case and uncover all of your legal options and taking a detail-oriented approach to criminal defense. When you’re in trouble and need legal help, remember that Ward Grover can help.

We offer free consultations to clients facing criminal allegations. Contact our Bend violent crimes attorneys at (541) 312-5150.

Types of Violent Crimes in Oregon

When the heat of the moment strikes, people who otherwise wouldn’t imagine facing violent crime charges in Deschutes County may do so. Altercations can quickly escalate, or you may be unfairly implicated outright.

When this happens, you must secure legal representation from a violent crime defense lawyer who is experienced in handling these types of cases. The circumstances of your case will determine both your charges and the possible penalties if convicted.

Our Bend violent crimes lawyers can handle cases involving:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Armed robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • Gang-related charges
  • Gun charges
  • Homicide and murder
  • Sex crimes
  • Vehicular manslaughter

A conviction for a violent crime can have serious lasting consequences. In addition to fines, jail time, and probation, you may also struggle to find work, housing, and to support your family. When facing violent crime charges, your focus should be on securing a favorable outcome. The number-one thing you can do in service of this goal is hiring experienced legal counsel like ours at Ward Grover.

Common Violent Crime Defense Strategies

The following are common defense strategies for violent crimes:

  • Self-defense: If the defendant can demonstrate that they acted in self-defense, suggesting that they reasonably believed they were in danger of being harmed and used force to protect themselves, they may be able to avoid being convicted.
  • Lack of intent: If the defendant did not have the intent to commit a violent crime, they may be able to claim that their actions were unintended or accidental.
  • Alibi: The defendant can provide proof that they were not present at the scene of the crime at the time it happened; they may be able to avoid conviction.
  • Plea bargain: In some situations, the defendant can decide to plead guilty to a lower charge in exchange for a reduced sentence.

It's important to remember that the defense strategies used will depend on the particular circumstances of the case and the charges being carried against the defendant.

Contact Our Violent Crimes Lawyer Today

Ward Grover is a criminal defense law firm that is client-focused from start to finish. We take great pride in helping our clients through what is often the worst experience of their lives. We are not afraid to go to trial to fight for your rights. We take a detail-oriented approach and always put your best interest first. Our Bend violent crimes lawyer is there for you from start to finish.

Contact Ward & Grover today to get started on your defense with our Bend violent crimes attorney.

Client Success Stories

Read How We Have Helped Others
  • I never doubted that we had the best legal team working on our behalf.

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    - S.K.
  • He was there for me every step of the way and I felt a calmness that everything would be okay

    “When you are initially arrested, it can be the scariest moment of your life. What's even worse is when you get released on bail and have an upcoming court case. I had no idea what to do. That is where ...”

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  • She will fight for you

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  • A truly compassionate lawyer

    Erick Ward was recommended to me by another attorney due to the nature and complexity of my case. I was very fortunate for the referral and from the very start, Erick was kind, professional, patient, understanding and non-judgemental. He really wanted a”

    - Former Client
  • I was so thankful and proud to show up with him in court.

    “I can't speak highly enough of Erick Ward's ability, communication, patience, and professionalism. I had a tenant complaint made against me that we both knew was a frivolous case and never should have ...”

    - K.R.
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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

Let Us Work Towards a Favorable Outcome
  • Assault and Harassment Case Dismissed
  • Assault II x2 (Measure 11); Assault III, Reckless Endangerment x3. Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Assault IV Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Att. Rape I, Sex Abuse I (Measure 11), Sex Abuse III, Assault IV x 2 Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • DUI, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment Full Jury Acquittal DUI
  • Menacing Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Parole and Probation Hearing Sex Offender Registration Relief
  • Private Indecency, Criminal Mistreatment I x2 (felony) Not Guilty Verdict
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