Criminal Defense

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

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Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Rights

  • You have the right to remain SILENT. Use it.
  • You have the right to refuse consent to search. Use it.
  • You have the right to walk away if you are not under arrest. Ask the officer, “Am I under arrest?” If he says no, tell him or her that you would like to leave. If the officer stops you, dont resist, but remain silent to avoid self-incrimination.
  • You have the right to a lawyer. Request one and tell the officer y ou need to speak to your lawyer before continuing with any questioning. Call our legal team for a free consultation and legal help.

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We would be happy to review your case with no-obligation or risk to you.

Why You Need a Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have just been arrested or accused of a crime, this is the most crucial and dangerous period of time for you. This is the time when you are scared and nervous, and when the system has a huge advantage over you.


Remember that YOU DONT HAVE A LAWYER YET.


This is when people get themselves into trouble thinking that they can talk their way out of the situation. You cannot. No matter how much it seems that the officer wants to help you, he does not. Remain silent, dont give consent for anything, and call our Portland criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of Siefman & Pond as soon as possible for a free consultation. Our attorneys will know how to help you or know someone who can.

What to Do After an Arrest in Oregon

Your behavior is very important; do not flunk the attitude test. You need to remain calm and polite. Do not interfere with the officers duties, or you may be accused of obstruction of justice (Exercising your rights listed above is NOT considered interference or obstruction of justice).

Do not lie or give false information or documents. Make an accurate record of the events as you remember them, as well as a list of witnesses or others who may have information that could be relevant to your case. With the help of a skilled Portland criminal defense attorney, you can have the strategies and resources needed to fight any allegation against you.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a wealth of information on your rights and how to deal with the police. The ACLU offers a card that you can print and keep in your wallet. Click here.


Criminal Cases We Handle

The Law Office of Siefman & Pond represents criminal defendants in a wide range offelony, misdemeanor, and violation-level criminal charges, including:

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Our Portland criminal defense attorneys are passionate about your future, and we care about results. Our trial lawyers have provided legal counsel in hundreds of criminal cases, and they are ready to use that experience to help you secure your future!

Every single criminal case is unique. The smartest thing you can do when you are up against criminal allegations is to contact The Law Office of Siefman & Pond for a free case evaluation. This will allow us to review the specific facts of your case and recommend a course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.

For personalized legal defense strategies, call us today.

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