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  • Partial Dismissal and No Jail Time
    Assault 4 and Harassment
    Client was arrested for Assault 4 and Harassment following a fight and was facing time in jail along with substantial fines. After successfully negotiating with the DA’s Office, client was only convicted of Harassment and did not have to serve any ...
  • Partial Dismissal and No Jail Time
    Assault 4, Harassment and Unlawful Entry into Vehicle
    Client was arrested for Assault 4 and Harassment after an intense family dispute. Client was facing multiple convictions and jail time in addition to paying a considerable amount in restitution. After much negotiation, client did not serve any jail ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Assault II, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Assault III
    Client was indicted on multiple counts including Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Client was facing prison time and multiple felony convictions. After much negotiation, client ...
  • Partial Dismissal and no jail time
    Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
    Client was indicted on three misdemeanors and a felony assault charge after getting into a fight with the alleged victim. He was facing 15 days jail. After successfully negotiating with the DA’s office, the felony and two of the misdemeanors were ...
  • Reduction to a Violation
    Assault IV
    Client was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree after getting into an altercation with his girlfriend’s son. He was facing jail time, but the charge was ultimately reduced to a violation after proving to the State they did not have sufficient ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault IV
    Client was involved in a fight with another female at a local bar. She was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree, carrying a maximum penalty of up to 364 days in jail, amongst other requirements. However, after extensive investigation and ...
  • Case Refused / Declined by DA
    Assault IV (Physical Child Abuse)
    Client was investigated by both law enforcement and the Oregon Department of Human Services concerning an incident with a youth family member. She was ultimately cited by law enforcement with Assault IV alleging physical child abuse. After gathering ...
  • Partial Dismissal and No Jail Time
    Assault IV and Four Counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person
    Client was driving his vehicle through a crosswalk during a protest and was alleged to have hit a pedestrian pushing a stroller. Multiple character references were submitted to the State on behalf of our client. The State requested 5 days jail and ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction to a Violation
    Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence and Disorderly Conduct II
    Client was arrested following an altercation with her female same-sex partner, who also suffered from drug abuse. The partner had injuries that she attributed to my client, albeit wrongfully. The police arrested my client, and she was subsequently ...
  • Deferred Sentencing Program
    Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence and Harassment
    Client was charged following an incident of alleged domestic abuse of his wife in the presence of their child. He was initially not offered an opportunity to participate in the program—the state outlined several grounds of ineligibility including his ...
  • Deferred Sentencing Program
    Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence; Harassment
    Client was charged following an incident of alleged domestic abuse of his wife in the presence of their child. He was initially not offered an opportunity to participate in the program—the state outlined several grounds of ineligibility including his ...
  • Case Refused / Declined by DA
    Assault IV plus DHS Investigation
    Client was investigated by DHS and eventually law enforcement following an incident with his/her niece. Our investigation led to multiple positive character reference letters and exculpatory evidence, which helped result in the district attorney ...
  • Case Declined by District Attorney
    Assault IV plus DHS Investigation
    Client was investigated by DHS and eventually law enforcement following an incident with his/her niece. Our investigation led to multiple positive character reference letters and exculpatory evidence, which helped result in the district attorney ...
  • Case declined by district attorney
    Assault IV plus DHS Investigation
    Client was investigated by DHS and eventually law enforcement following an incident with his/her niece. Our investigation led to multiple positive character reference letters and exculpatory evidence, which helped result in the district attorney ...
  • Case Dismissed Prior to Trial
    Assault IV x2; Harassment x2
    Client was accused of assaulting two females at a residence as client was looking for his son, who was struggling with drug addiction. Case was charged by the district attorney, and we refused to engage in settlement negotiations. Prior to trial we ...
  • Case dismissed prior to trial
    Assault IV x2; Harassment x2
    Client was accused of assaulting two females at a residence as client was looking for his son, who was struggling with drug addiction. Case was charged by the district attorney, and we refused to engage in settlement negotiations. Prior to trial we ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Ballot Measure 11 Assault II
    Client was facing a 70-month mandatory prison sentence, but we were able to negotiate a reduction to a misdemeanor charge and an earned dismissal.
  • Partial Dismissal and No Jail Time
    Burglary I and Theft I
    Client was arrested for Burglary in the First Degree after breaking into someone’s home and was facing possible prison time. After successfully negotiating with the DA’s office, the Burglary charge was dismissed, and client did not serve a single day ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Client Indicted on Sixteen Counts
    Client was working as an office manager for a local company and was alleged to have stolen over $200,000 from the company. A long investigation ensued, and multiple subpoenas were served by the defense on the owner of the company. Client was indicted ...
  • Case Declined / Refused by District Attorney
    Contempt of Court (Violation of a Restraining Order)
    Client is a longstanding abuse victim of her former partner; she had a restraining order against him, but he convinced her to drop it, then applied for a restraining order against her. She was forced to call him during an emergency that involved ...
  • Case declined/refused by District Attorney
    Contempt of Court (Violation of a Restraining Order)
    Client is a longstanding abuse victim of her former partner; she had a restraining order against him, but he convinced her to drop it, then applied for a restraining order against her. She was forced to call him during an emergency that involved ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Counseling, Aiding, or Sharing in a Wildlife Violation and Wildlife Violation
    Client was charged with hunting related misdemeanors and was facing losing his hunting rights. Mr. Baxter successfully negotiated with the State and the case ultimately ended in a dismissal.
  • Dismissal
    Criminal Driving While Suspended or Revoked
    Client was charged with Criminal Driving While Suspended or Revoked. Upon negotiations, District Attorney’s Office agreed to set the matter for trial to allow the client time to reinstate his license prior to trial which ultimately resulted in a dism ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Criminal Mischief II
    Client was arrested following a road rage incident that resulted in client being charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. District Attorney’s Office agreed to allow client to enter a program that ultimately resulted in a dismissal.
  • Case Declined / Refused by District Attorney
    Criminal Trespass I
    Client was arrested for Criminal Trespass I after allegedly barging into an unfamiliar neighbor’s residence after 12 AM. What actually happened was client suffered a concussion and had no memory of the incident nor intent to cause anyone harm or ...
  • Case declined/refused by District Attorney
    Criminal Trespass I
    Client was arrested for Criminal Trespass I after allegedly barging into an unfamiliar neighbor’s residence after 12AM. What actually happened was client suffered a concussion and had no memory of the incident nor intent to cause anyone harm or fear. ...
  • Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Criminal: Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence; Disorderly Conduct II
    Client was arrested following an altercation with her female same-sex partner, who also suffered from drug abuse. The partner had injuries that she attributed to my client, albeit wrongfully. The police arrested my client, and she was subsequently ...
  • Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Criminal: Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence; Disorderly Conduct II
    Client was arrested following an altercation with her female same-sex partner, who also suffered from drug abuse. The partner had injuries that she attributed to my client, albeit wrongfully. The police arrested my client, and she was subsequently ...
  • Case Declined/refused by District Attorney
    Criminal: Contempt of Court (Violation of a Restraining Order)
    Client is a longstanding abuse victim of her former partner; she had a restraining order against him, but he convinced her to drop it, then applied for a restraining order against her. She was forced to call him during an emergency that involved ...
  • Case declined/refused by District Attorney
    Criminal: Criminal Trespass I
    Client was arrested for Criminal Trespass I after allegedly barging into an unfamiliar neighbor’s residence after 12AM. What actually happened was client suffered a concussion and had no memory of the incident nor intent to cause anyone harm or fear. ...
  • Deferred Sentencing Program
    Criminal; Assault IV Constituting Domestic Violence; Harassment
    Client was charged following an incident of alleged domestic abuse of his wife in the presence of their child. He was initially not offered an opportunity to participate in the program—the state outlined several grounds of ineligibility including his ...
  • Deferred Sentencing
    Criminal; Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run)
    Client was charged following an incident in a parking lot where he backed into, and damaged, another person’s vehicle without lawfully stopped and exchanging the requisite information. Prior to charges being filed, we worked out reimbursing the ...
  • Deferred Sentencing
    Criminal; Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run)
    Client was charged following an incident in a parking lot where he backed into, and damaged, another person’s vehicle without lawfully stopped and exchanging the requisite information. Prior to charges being filed, we worked out reimbursing the ...
  • Plea to One Offense
    Criminal; Sodomy in the Second Degree; Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree; Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree; Encouraging the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor
    Client was indicted for several serious sex offenses for an incident involving a former employee who disclosed several years after the fact. We gathered a host of mitigating information, conducted an investigation, and had a psychosexual evaluation ...
  • Overturned
    Denial of Request to Add Tenant To Apartment Lease Agreement
    Client reached out regarding adding her boyfriend to her lease agreement—he was formally denied due to prior drug convictions. Issued a letter to the rental agency, and the decision was overturned.
  • Denial of Request to Add Tenant To Apartment Lease Agreement
    Client reached out regarding adding her boyfriend to her lease agreement—he was formally denied due to prior drug convictions. Issued a letter to the rental agency, and the decision was overturned.
  • No Jail Time
    Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
    Client was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and was facing 7 days in jail. After arguing the case at sentencing, we successfully got the judge to agree to no jail time.
  • Warrant Cleared
    Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
    Client had an outstanding warrant for almost 4 years. We got the DA’s office to agree to withdraw the warrant after the client simply completed a Victim Impact Panel and paid a donation. The client lived out of state and never had to appear in-person ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Unlawful Possession of Cocaine
    Client was facing a felony charge with jail time. We effectively negotiated with the State and worked out a dismissal for the possession charge and an earned dismissal for the DUII charge.
  • Acquitted – Jury Trial
    DUI
    Client was eligible for DUII Diversion but declined and decided to fight the case at trial. We were successful in articulating a legal and factual defense using the State’s own expert in the field of forensic toxicology and retrograde extrapolation ...
  • Acquitted/ Jury Trial
    DUII
    The client was eligible for DUII Diversion but declined and decided to fight the case at trial.
  • Substantial Reduction in Jail Time
    DUII
    Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and was facing at least 90 days in jail due to multiple priors. After successfully negotiating with the DA’s Office, client was sentenced to serve just 60 days.
  • Dismissal
    DUII
    Client was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants following an incident in harsh weather conditions. Client was facing 30 days in jail along with hefty fines. Upon successful negotiations and multiple mitigating motions being filed, ...
  • Acquitted – Jury Trial
    DUII
    Client was eligible for DUII Diversion but declined and decided to fight the case at trial. We were successful in articulating a legal and factual defense using the State’s own expert in the field of forensic toxicology and retrograde extrapolation ...
  • Dismissed
    Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver
    Client was cited for FTPDD after she allegedly bumped into another vehicle in a parking lot, unbeknownst to her. We were retained while her case was pending as client was unaware of the seriousness of the charge. We were able to contact the victim ...
  • Dismissed
    Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver
    Client was cited for FTPDD after she allegedly bumped into another vehicle in a parking lot, unbeknownst to her. We were retained while her case was pending as client was unaware of the seriousness of the charge. We were able to contact the victim ...
  • Deferred Sentencing Program
    Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run)
    Client was charged following an incident in a parking lot where he backed into, and damaged, another person’s vehicle without lawfully stopped and exchanging the requisite information. Prior to charges being filed, we worked out reimbursing the ...
  • Declined / Refused by District Attorney Followin
    Felony Domestic Violence (Assault & Strangulation)
    Client was arrested in his home in the presence of his children following an altercation with his wife, who called 911 and reported that she was assaulted and strangled. Client was vehement that his wife was intoxicated and the initial aggressor, but ...
  • Declined / Refused by D.A. Following Arrest
    Felony Domestic Violence (Assault & Strangulation)
    Client was arrested in his home in the presence of his children following an altercation with his wife, who called 911 and reported that she was assaulted and strangled. Client was vehement that his wife was intoxicated and the initial aggressor, but ...
  • Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Felony Driving While Suspended or Revoked
    Client was charged with Driving While Suspended or Revoked at a felony level and we ultimately got the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and negotiated 25 fewer days required to serve in jail.
  • Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Felony Identity Theft
    This client was facing four counts of felony Identity Theft, carrying a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison, three counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and one count of Theft 2. We were able to successfully negotiate this where he only had to ...
  • Plead to Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
    Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
    Client was involved in an altercation at a local establishment and was facing jail time, treatment and 24 months of probation. Mr. Baxter was able to successfully negotiate violation treatment upon successful completion of community work service and ...
  • Case Declined / Refused by State
    Money Laundering
    Client was pulled over for speeding. Officer requested a search of the vehicle and located a large amount of money. Law enforcement confiscated the money and client was cited for Money Laundering and released. Upon reaching out the State to discuss ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Multiple Charges of Manufacture of Marijuana, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession
    Client was part of a large marijuana bust that resulted in many people being arrested. Client was indicted on 5 felonies and was facing prison time. After negotiating the case, client was convicted on only one of the charges. In addition, Mr. Baxter ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Multiple Counts of Theft
    Client was cited for, then subsequently charged, with multiple counts of theft after allegedly stealing from his retail employer. After discussions with the district attorney’s office the case was ultimately dismissed with prejudice prior to ...
  • Dismissal of Probation Violation
    Probation Violation – Burglary 2
    Client contacted office seeking an expungement of a Burglary 2 conviction back in 1991. While reviewing his case, we discovered he had a probation violation warrant from 1992. Upon contacting the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Baxter was able to ...
  • Probation Revoked and Jail Time Reduced
    Probation Violation for Assault IV and Menacing
    Client was convicted of Assault in the Fourth Degree and Menacing and placed on 24 months supervised probation. A motion to revoke probation was filed by the State for failing to abide by the conditions or probation as client was alleged to have used ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Rape I, Attempt to Commit a Class B Felony, and Sexual Abuse II
    Client was charged with a Measure 11 charge with mandatory minimums after an incident occurred at a party. Client was facing many years in prison that would have cost him his job and many other liberties. After much negotiation, client plead to a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Reckless Driving and Felony Elude
    Client faced charges of Reckless Driving and Felony Elude after an incident with an officer. The District Attorney’s Office ultimately agreed to not file after effectively proving to the state that they would not have a good case at trial.
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Reckless Endangerment of Highway Workers and Reckless Driving
    Client was alleged to have passed several cars and an ODOT pilot car in an active work zone. Mitigating information was presented to the State and we were successfully able to negotiate the matter and obtain a violation offer from the State. The ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Sex Abuse
    Client was accused of sexually abusing his daughter many years ago and we aggressively fought to get the DA’s office to decline charges and to get CPS to find the allegations unfounded. Client was facing Measure 11 charges with mandatory minimums and ...
  • Plea to One Non-Sexual Offense
    Sodomy II, Sexual Abuse II, Sexual Abuse III, and Encouraging the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor
    Client was indicted for several serious sex offenses for an incident involving a former employee who disclosed several years after the fact. We gathered a host of mitigating information, conducted an investigation, and had a psychosexual evaluation ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Sodomy in the Second Degree; Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree; Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree; Encouraging the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor
    Client was indicted for several serious sex offenses for an incident involving a former employee who disclosed several years after the fact. We gathered a host of mitigating information, conducted an investigation, and had a psychosexual evaluation ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Theft
    Client was charged with misappropriating funds from his employer while working in a managerial capacity. After lengthy conversations with the district attorney’s office and the corporate owners of the business, the case was ultimately dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed
    Three Counts of Criminal Mischief II
    Client was accused of causing damage to property of the City of Sisters by painting graffiti. Upon contact with the City of Sisters, they agreed to a dismissal of the case pursuant to a civil compromise and to not pursue monetary compensation nor any ...
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Three Counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Three Counts of Menacing.
    Client was alleged to have fired one shot from a firearm at a moving vehicle containing three people. He was facing a conviction with 30 days jail and 36 months supervised probation. We were able to negotiate for the State to allow client into the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Two Counts of Assault IV and Two Counts of Harassment
    Client was accused of assaulting two females at a residence as client was looking for his son, who was struggling with drug addiction. Case was charged by the district attorney, and we refused to engage in settlement negotiations. Prior to trial we ...
  • Probation Violations Dismissed
    Two Probation Violation Warrants for Theft II and Burglary II
    Client had outstanding warrants from 2012 for violating his probation and was facing possible jail time. Upon negotiating the cases with the State and reaching out the Probation Officer, the State agreed to dismiss both probation violations.
  • Partial Dismissal and No Jail Time
    Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Theft I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Theft II
    Client got into an accident and was facing multiple charges, two of which were felonies. After aggressively arguing the case, he was only convicted of one of the charges and did not have to face any jail time.
  • Partial Dismissal and Reduction
    Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana Item, Use Minor to Manufacture or Distribute Marijuana Item, and Theft I
    Client was indicted for 7 different charges for a drug-related incident. Upon negotiations with the State and explaining our client’s goals for his future, client was convicted of just 2 charges and served very little jail time.
  • Case Dismissed
    Unlawful Import or Export of Marijuana Item, Unlawful Delivery of a Marijuana Item, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
    Client was charged with multiple marijuana charges and we successfully got the District Attorney’s Office to dismiss the case after making it clear they did not have sufficient evidence to pursue it.
  • No Jail Time
    Unlawful Manufacture / Delivery of a Schedule I Controlled Substance
    Client was alleged to have sold LSD to a high school student but later learned he was put into contact with an undercover officer acting as a high school student to establish a meeting for delivery of LSD. The State recommended 20 days jail and Mr. ...