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Criminal Defense Attorney FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of criminal defense cases does your firm accept?

We accept most types of criminal cases, including:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Computer Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUII
  • Expungements
  • Firearm Offenses
  • Manslaughter
  • Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substances
  • Measure 11
  • Medicinal Marijuana
  • Murder
  • Restoration of Firearms Rights
  • Robbery
  • Setting Aside Convictions/Arrest Records
  • Traffic Offenses (including CDL defense)
  • Violent Offenses
  • Weapon Charges

I see your firm was only established in 2016. Is your legal team experienced?

Absolutely. Our principal attorney and private investigator have over 60 years of combined experience in criminal investigation and criminal law.

If this is my first DUII, do I really need a criminal defense attorney?

Though it is legal to represent yourself if you want to, it is not recommended. Without representation, it is very plausible your driving privileges will be suspended or revoked. The criminal justice system can be overwhelming. Why face it alone?

Even though marijuana is legal in Oregon, can I still be charged with drug crimes?

Yes. Aside from a very small set of laws governing and allowing the restricted use of marijuana by adults, the state still views drug crimes harshly and tends to prosecute these cases.

Can I get a DUII for driving while high on cannabis?

Though there is no specified limit like the blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold, a police officer will absolutely arrest you and charge you if there is enough evidence of your driving while high on marijuana or other controlled substances.

What makes your firm qualified to provide police defense?

Principal attorney Jody Vaughan spent over three decades as a criminal prosecutor. She is very familiar with the relevant policies and procedures regarding law enforcement in the criminal justice system.

Help! My child has been accused of a crime. What should I do next?

You should immediately retain an experienced juvenile defense attorney in order to protect your child’s rights.

Are there any criminal defense cases your firm does not accept?

Pendleton Law, LLC does not accept cases involving sexual abuse.

Hours of Operation

We are open for appointments Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evenings and weekends are available by appointment.

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