Felony Defense Lawyer

Clackamas County & Portland Felony Defense Attorney


Felony charges have some of the most serious penalties any crime can have. If charged with a felony in Oregon, you could be facing substantial jail or prison time and a large financial penalty. Felonies also have a substantial effect on your rights. Some common aspects of everyday life a felony can impair are as follows:

  • employment
  • firearms rights
  • housing
  • criminal records
  • the list goes on…

What should you do when arrested for a felony?

The very first thing you should do when arrested for a felony is contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. This will put you in a better position to prepare for your case and limit the effect a felony will have on your life.

If you are being investigated by law enforcement for a potential felony, you should contact an attorney immediately. Having an experienced Clackamas County & Portland felony lawyer to speak with you regarding the investigation can go a long way. Since you have not been arrested yet, it is likely that law enforcement doesn’t have enough evidence to arrest you—or, they do not think the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you. Keep in mind that if law enforcement had enough evidence to arrest you, they would (in most circumstances). Having the right felony defense lawyer during this critical time is one of the best decisions a person can make.

Some common situations are:

How are felonies in Oregon fought?

Felonies are fought through motions, negotiations, and trial, just like any other crime. However, felonies tend to be much more complicated given the severity of the charges. The first step when charged with any felony is to sit down with a criminal defense lawyer and develop a plan.

We prepare for our felony cases largely based on our clients’ goals. Throughout the course of representation on a felony matter, the first meeting (of many) should be to talk about goals, which are specific to the individual. Many of our clients would like to know the outcome of many different scenarios, depending on their goals for the case. We strive to provide that information to the best of our ability.


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 jaredjustice@me.com.

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.


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What Jared's Clients Say 

"Jared was all I could ever ask for in an attorney. He was able to bring my case to what I believe was the best possible resolution. Throughout what has been the hardest time of my life, he was kind, compassionate and understanding of the difficulties facing me. He made everything a little less scary and helped to put everything into perspective for me. I hope to never have to call him again, but I will be recommending him to anyone in need of legal aid in Clackamas county"

"Jared successfully helped me with an old case that was never settled. I hired him immediately after meeting him because he showed a genuine care and interest into finding the best possible outcome for me. He was honest and upfront with all of the outcomes to prepare me for anything, he responded promptly to all of my emails and phone calls, and he was professional yet personable the entire time. I recommend Jared because he not only settled my case successfully, he worked with me and made sure that I was fully prepared and taken care of. Thank you again!"

"Jared was recommended to me and I'm glad I used his help. No nickle and dimes every time something came up he was very transparent with the process and helped make me feel at ease as we went through my case. The case was dropped and we are now getting it expunged from my record."

"Highly satisfied with my experience. Jared was a thorough professional. He educated me on what to expect, what the likely outcome would be and then he achieved it! I would highly recommend Jared Justice to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney. Everything turned out better then I had expected. Thanks again!"

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