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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

  • All around a FANTASTIC attorney!!!!

    “I would recommend Casey to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney. Casey has fought on my behalf in the Deschutes County court system for almost a year now. He was granted to me as my public defender. I've never seen an attorney work harder for a client. He has been compassionate and supportive...from day one he explained each facet of my case to me in terms I could understand, and walked me through each step of the legal process of my case. Because of Casey's experience and hard work, I was able to present the state with positive proof of my own progress and get two of my charges dismissed and my original charge continued on a conditional discharge. Casey helped me show the state that I had worked very hard to change my life and lifestyle...and he went above and beyond to make sure I was given credit for all of my hard work. All around a FANTASTIC attorney!!!!”

    Polly

  • Saved my life

    “Thank you all for the hard work. I was facing three felonies which thanks to Casey Baxter, Thaddeus Bentz, and Amy Margolis was able to plea to one misdemeanor. You guys saved my life!!”

    Jason

  • 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

  • Highest sense of urgency

    “I had a rather complicated case. Multiple states involved and multiple scenarios and issues that arose daily. I found Casey to extremely honest and transparent. I felt he gave me the most specific information he could. I never felt he was dragging or putting my case behind other cases. He gave me information in complete transparency and never said what he thought sounded good to me. He wasn't afraid of the tough conversations. I would highly recommend this lawyer and this firm if you need complete transparency and accurate information. His office staff consist of incredible work ethic and professionalism. They are always available and provide precise appointments and feedback if any is available. I have had a great experience and couldn't be happier with the result of my case as well as the journey to attain that result. Best I have ever used.”

    Justin

  • I would highly recommend Mr. Baxter.

    “Mr. Baxter was very helpful and very knowledgeable concerning the specifics of my case. He essentially streamlined the court process for me, which allowed me to focus on the end details of my case, rather than worry about what possible outcomes there could be. Instead of ending up with two convictions, I was able to enroll in the diversion program, take traffic school, and pay the fines. We all make mistakes, and I was very glad that Mr. Baxter was there to help me with my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Baxter.”

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