Oregon Criminal Defense - for Marion, Polk, and Linn County

Why You Need an Attorney
Your Rights are Important
Criminal Defense Basics
About DUII Related Crimes

If you or someone you know has just been arrested for a possible criminal offense, then it is important that the person charged has legal representation to defend their rights as soon as possible.

Salem DUII

An arrest is a seizure under both the United States Constitution, and the Oregon Constitution, and an officer must have probable cause that you have committed a crime.  The legal concept of probable cause has both a subjective and an objective component. An officer must subjectively believe that you have committed a crime, and his belief must be objectively reasonable under the circumstances.

The basic things that you need to know about criminal defense if you are charged:.

1) When arrested, you are read your rights - "Miranda rights"- which include the right to be silent, the right to remain silent, and that anything you say will be used against you in court; you must be clearly informed that you have the right to consult with an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning.


If you are arrested for DUII, there may be related charges that need criminal defense:

The Most Common
DUII Related Charges

Recklessly Endangering
Another Person
Reckless Driving
Criminal Mischief - Second Degree

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Gig Wyatt , Attorney at Law, Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC , 5778 Commercial Street SE , Salem OR 97306
(503) 378-7744, (503) 378-1013 Fax

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