Criminal Defense

We are here to fight for your rights and protect your reputation and liberty. Bryan Boender, the firm’s criminal defense lawyer, is here to defend you against any criminal charges including sexual assault, reckless driving, student conduct violations, domestic violence, misdemeanors and major felonies.

Defending Your Rights and Investigating Your Case
As an experienced trial attorney, Bryan starts by investigating the government’s case against you. You must protect your future by hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Bryan will involve you in the process and keep you informed about the overall progress and important developments in your case. He will work with you in developing a sound trial strategy. Your defense strategy will identify and work towards achievable goals, such as the pretrial dismissal of charges, winning an acquittal at trial, reducing the charges to a less serious offense, and/or avoiding jail or prison time. Throughout this process, Bryan will provide you with the facts and law necessary to make informed decisions to effectively and appropriately resolve your case.

The justice system is an adversarial process. By the time you are arrested or charged with a crime, the prosecution believes that it can prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. You cannot trust the government to provide you with exculpatory material and witnesses to exonerate you. You have the right to counsel. We rely on our network of seasoned private investigators to seek out exculpatory evidence and to locate and interview critical defense witnesses. When strategy requires it, we also use consultants and experts from an array of specialized professions in order to present a defense on behalf of our clients. We have worked with forensic scientists, computer analysts, ballistics experts, psychologists, physicians, engineers and others to provide effective criminal defense strategy and tactics.

Bryan Boender is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a professional criminal defense lawyer and regularly participates in and provides trainings for other attorneys. The police and prosecutors are constantly training, and your criminal defense lawyer should too.

The Oregon Constitution and the United States Constitution provide the right to counsel. Accordingly, Bryan is engaged in both privately retained and court appointed criminal defense. Upholding the public interest and providing a service to the public are important principles. Bryan considers himself a public interest attorney in private practice. He is committed to providing high quality criminal defense representation.