Effective & Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Eastern Oregon Clients

If you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you speak with and retain an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Who you choose to represent you plays an enormous role in whether or not you are convicted. Principal attorney Jody Vaughan has over 30 years of litigation experience and is eager to help you.


We accept cases pertaining to assault, burglary, computer crimes, domestic violence, DUII, expungements, firearm offenses, manslaughter, manufacture and delivery of controlled substances, Measure 11, medical marijuana, DUIIs, murder, assaults, weapons charges, restoration of firearms rights, robbery, setting aside convictions/arrest records and traffic offenses.


Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is referred to as a DUII in the state of Oregon. If you have been arrested on suspicion of a DUII, your license may be suspended and you could be facing even harsher criminal penalties. Pendleton Law, LLC can provide the aggressive and reliable defense you need to preserve your driving privileges and constitutional rights.

Drug Crimes

Even though marijuana consumption is legal for adults in the state of Oregon, there are still many other drugs and drug-related activity that are expressly illegal to possess, manufacture, distribute or sell. The penalties for such acts can be very severe; resulting in felony conviction and substantial prison sentences.  If you are facing criminal charges for drug crimes, contact Pendleton Law, LLC immediately for help.

Police Defense

It is not uncommon for law enforcement officers to need legal representation. If you are a police officer in Oregon who is being investigated or who has been charged, former prosecutor Jody Vaughan is well-prepared to provide the high-quality police defense you deserve. She has substantial experience in use of force issues and police procedure.

Juvenile Defense

If your child has been accused of a crime, it is crucial that you retain an experienced juvenile defense attorney to advocate for them in court and ensure their rights are protected. There is just too much at stake to risk subpar representation. We have over 30 years of legal experience in over 300 criminal trials and will do everything in our power to preserve your child’s future and freedom.

Optimize Your Defense With Our Full Criminal Investigation Services

In many instances, the successful outcome of a criminal case depends on the defense’s ability to obtain key evidence, interview the state’s witnesses, assert all available defense and provide a rock-solid alibi. That’s why Pendleton Law, LLC has an in-house private investigator whose sole job is to hunt down and attain the information we need to properly defend you and corroborate your story.

Don’t Gamble with Your Freedom — Call Us Today

If you have been arrested or are being investigated, you need to retain a dependable criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. Our team has over three decades of experience protecting the rights of people with criminal charges and can provide you exceptional representation.

Pendleton Law, LLC provides exceptional representation for Eastern Oregon clients facing criminal charges. If you have been accused of a crime, contact our office today at (541) 226-3613 to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.