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Do I really need a lawyer if I am charged with a crime?

The answer to this question, like so many legal questions, is: it depends.  In some cases, when you are accused of a traffic violation or minor misdemeanor, it is possible that the eventual result will be similar whether or not you retain a lawyer.  As charges become more serious, cases more complicated, and consequences more severe, the need for an able criminal defense attorney becomes both more important and more apparent.

A lawyer will often be able to see your situation in a light that is not apparent to you and offer solutions that may not have occurred to you.  By opting to save money by foregoing a lawyer, it is possible to wind up paying more in other ways, by missing those solutions.

Ross Denison Law will be candid and honest with you about whether your situation calls for a lawyer.  Ross will be forthright about what he can likely help you with and what desired outcomes are less likely.

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At the heart of Ross’ commitment to defending individuals accused of crimes is an understanding that state actors and institutions — from police to prosecutors to courts, jails and prisons — too often tread upon the rights to privacy and fairness that we enjoy as Americans and Oregonians.

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