If you have been arrested for domestic violence for the first time, you may be eligible to participate in a deferred sentencing program which, if successfully completed, would result in a dismissal of the charge.
I am Shelley L. Fuller, a defense lawyer serving clients in Beaverton and throughout Washington County and surrounding areas. I am well-versed in Oregon domestic violence laws and can help you explore all of the defense options available to you, including domestic violence deferred sentencing.
For an initial consultation to discuss your case, please contact our office today at 503-626-1808.
Eligibility For Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing
In order to be eligible for deferred sentencing, you must meet a number of requirements. For instance:
- The charge must be a misdemeanor or Class C felony.
- You must have a clean criminal record dating back at least 10 years.
- You cannot have participated in a deferred sentencing program in the past.
- The incident cannot have involved a weapon or more than one victim.
- You cannot have a repeated history of domestic violence.
- You cannot have had a restraining order against you at the time of the incident.
If you meet the requirements (which are more extensive than listed above), you must plead guilty to the charge and sign a deferred sentencing agreement placing you into the program. The program lasts for 18 months and includes several conditions, including fines, classes, treatment and no contact with the victim.
If you successfully complete the program and your case is dismissed, it is advisable to have it expunged from your record. As a defense lawyer with extensive experience handing domestic violence cases and expungements, I can assist you with all aspects of your legal defense.
Contact A Skilled Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Today
Do you have questions about domestic violence deferred sentencing in Oregon? Contact my law office today online or by telephone at 503-626-1808 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Beaverton drug crime defense lawyer.