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Bend Murder Defense Attorney

Legal Counsel for Murder Charges in Bend, OR

The most serious criminal charges that you can face are those related to murder. These require the immediate attention of a dedicated, qualified attorney. Murder is a life changing accusation to be up against and it is highly recommended that you contact our office immediately to speak with a Bend criminal defense attorney about your case.

Because this crime is so serious, you need to retain legal representation immediately. We can be there to protect you against interrogations from law enforcement and to make sure that your rights are not being taken advantage of. Murder is a charge that is punishable by life in prison, but in Oregon a guilty conviction can be even harsher since capital punishment, or death, is another possible penalty.

The types of murder charges you may face include the following:

  • Murder: This includes a crime where murder was intentional (with the exception of an individual who was under extreme emotional disturbance) or during the act of committing another serious crime the murder occurred. Penalties include 25 years to life.
  • Aggravated murder: This is an intentional crime where either money was exchanged for the murder, or the individual killed was a police officer, parole officer, regulatory specialist, juror, witness, member of the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, an employee of the court of justice, or a member of the Oregon State Police.
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Aggravated vehicular manslaughter

It’s important that you understand the laws surrounding your case. There are many details that are key in your defense and our Bend criminal defense lawyer is extremely competent in investigating, building a case, and defending against charges.

Effective Defense from a Bend Homicide Attorney

Attorney Casey Baxter is a skilled legal representative who learned dedicated, work ethic, and perseverance during his time in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a helicopter chief. He knows what it takes to effectively fight even the most serious criminal charges in Oregon.

To have a Bend murder attorney fight for you, contact our office at (541) 238-9210.

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • In the end, all criminal charges were dropped.

    “I was referred to Casey from another attorney for my criminal charge of Vehicular Assault of a Pedestrian and Reckless Driving. Casey saw me right away and knew how to handle the case. Since Casey used to work for the District Attorney's office he knew the opposing attorney, their style, and how to direct the case. In the end, all criminal charges were dropped. Thank you Casey!”

    Anonymous

  • I am very thankful for him.

    “My experience with Casey was more than I could have even ever imagined. I have never had one of my children in trouble before. He explained everything to me, was very patient with all of my questions and was able to get my son the best deal he could for him. My son said nothing but positive words about Casey and knowing that he was in Cory's corner made this awful process manageable for me. I didn't really understand all the verbiage while the lawyer was explaining next steps during all these court hearings, but Casey would take me outside the court room and explain what was going to happen next. I am very thankful for him - so is my son.”

    Ristine

  • Casey is an awesome attorney.

    “He is very intelligent and knows how to get great results. He was there me and my wife during a very scary time when we really needed someone in our corner. He was always there to answer any questions we had and was able to get our legal matters settled with great results. We would have been a sinking ship without Casey!”

    Chester

  • DUI, Reckless, and Interfering Defense

    “I selected Mr. Baxter to defend me against charges stemming from a DUI arrest. In addition to the DUI, I was also charged with reckless driving and interfering with the duties of a peace officer. Mr. Baxter's calm demeanor and support during this difficult, embarrassing incident were his primary assets. His extensive experience working in Deschutes County, in particular the District Attorney's office, also were factors in my decision. In the end, Mr. Baxter was able to get the Reckless and Interfering Charges dismissed and I am currently enrolled in diversion for the DUI. This was the best possible scenario I could have envisioned after facing the possibility of additional charges that would have resulted in substantial penalties. I have certainly learned a life lesson as a result of this arrest and am thankful to Mr. Baxter for his representation.”

    Previous Client

  • We would recommend Baxter Law to anyone.

    “We would like to thank Casey Baxter for his diligence and hard work. Also for respecting what we wanted to do in our case. He had our legal back all the way. We would recommend Baxter Law to anyone. Thank you again.”

    Tracy H