Clackamas County and Portland Domestic Violence Attorney

Crimes charged as domestic violence can have serious legal consequences, and almost always have a detrimental effect on family members and/or loved ones. The Law Office of Jared Justice understands how difficult this time can be for you, and we are here to help.

The Arrest

When the police are called to a domestic situation, it is almost a certainty that someone is going to be taken into custody, as it is usually a mandatory arrest situation. During this time it can be incredibly difficult to remain silent, but it is important that you do. Many times someone will want to explain their side of the story—be certain that anything you say will be used against you.

The No Contact Order in Oregon

After someone is released or posts bail, there will be a no contact order precluding the defendant and the accuser from having contact. This creates a difficult situation for everyone involved. From personal property to visitation and child care—the no contact order is likely there to stay, and will not be dropped. Oftentimes, we can get the no contact order amended or modified for certain purposes, such as: child care, child visitation, personal belongings, and limited contact for everyday household issues.

Pressing charges

A common misconception in these cases is that the alleged victim has the final say as to whether they are “pressing charges” —they do not. Once it is in the prosecution's hands, the decision on whether to proceed is their call. And whether it is in Clackamas County, a municipal court (many do not hear these cases), or Multnomah County, the charges are usually there to stay.


Many courts have a deferred sentencing program, but this is very specific to every situation, and the history of the individual. Other than a court offered program, the conviction(s) usually comes with a variety of penalties, including: probation, classes, jail or prison time, consequences to firearms rights, and financial penalties.

Some common situations are:

  • Assault;
  • Menacing;
  • Harassment;
  • Strangulation;
  • Coercion; and,
  • Many more.

How are these fought?

There are many defenses available in domestic violence situations. For example: self-defense, defense of others, and often times stories are fabricated. In any scenario, a solid investigation is something that almost always takes place. Jared Justice and his investigation team provide a thorough look into all aspects of the case to give you the best possible outcome, often this results in a dismissal of the charges against you.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact an attorney. Contact Jared Justice at 503-722-3981 or

Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.