Criminal Defense Services

Ross Denison Law represents clients charged with crimes or violations ranging from traffic tickets to felonies throughout the State of Oregon. Navigating the criminal justice system is an intimidating process, fraught with challenges and consequences, many of which are unanticipated. The sooner you consult an experienced and able criminal defense attorney, the more likely you will experience a fair and positive outcome.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you need a competent attorney to stand with and defend you from the initial investigatory stages through the trial. Contact Ross Denison Law today, and be protected during every step of the process.

Arrested or Being Investigated by Police?

Coming to understand that you are subject of police of a police investigation is a difficult and frightening realization. As a general rule, the sooner you retain an attorney to represent you, the more that attorney will be able to protect you and yo… Read More

Charged with a Crime and Need a Lawyer?

Upon the filing of criminal charges, the ultimate resolution of a case often turns on a thorough factual and legal investigation of the case. The state has their self-serving account of events, and Ross Denison Law will conduct an in-depth and indepe… Read More

Negotiating with the Prosecutor: Plea Bargains and Reduced Charges

Between charges being filed and a trial taking place, there are several months (depending on the severity of the charge, sometimes many months), in which the case is investigated, a trial is prepared for, and your attorney and the attorney representi… Read More

Oregon Criminal Trials

If you are charged with a crime, your right to a trial — that is, to force the state to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt — is nearly absolute. If efforts to resolve a case prior to a trial prove unfruitful, Ross Denison Law will vigorou… Read More

Oregon Charges & Defenses

Ross Denison Law offers a full range of criminal defense services throughout the State of Oregon. This site lists and discusses some of the most common charges, but please call with any problem, and Ross can tailor services to your unique situation.… Read More

Domestic Violence

Accusations of domestic violence within a family or between loved ones can create particular and sensitive difficulties, both legally and emotionally. They are the sort of accusations that tend to make the rest of a person fall away in the eyes of so… Read More


Oregon has extensive laws prohibiting both the possession and distribution of certain controlled substances. With the national trend towards the legalization of marijuana possession, an achievement already hard won here in Oregon, one might be tempte… Read More


In Oregon, a person commits the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) when they drive a vehicle on a premise open to the public while either: having 0.08% or more by weight of alcohol in their blood as shown by a chemical analy… Read More

Sex Crimes

More than any other accusation, the charge of sexual misconduct triggers assumptions and judgment from most people even before the search for truth about the charges. It is a bell that cannot be unrung, and the stigma attached to even the baldest of… Read More


Theft charges cover a broad range of behavior, but essentially consist of the taking of another’s property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Theft can be accomplished by extortion (compelling another to give you property), decep… Read More


Under certain circumstances, Oregon law allows certain arrests, charges, and convictions to be removed from an individual’s record upon request. The laws that define when and how you can have a criminal record expunged implicitly recognize that peo… Read More
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