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Domestic Violence Crimes

When a person is arrested for a domestic violence offense, the court will impose a no-contact order, prohibiting them from going back home or having any contact with the person designated as the victim. This can turn the person's world upside down in an instant. Fear and anxiety may set quickly set in. Lack of familiarity with the criminal justice system often increases the stress of those involved in the process.


Knowing your rights, obligations, and the probable consequences of the charges against you early on in the process is crucial. Not understanding these things can lead to the occurrence of serious and sometimes irreversible mistakes. For instance, violation of a no-contact order results in the mandatory arrest of the person subject to the order. Additionally, the person is likely to be charged with contempt of court.

At Trotter Law, an aggressive, dedicated, experienced lawyer will guide you through the scary process of dealing with domestic violence charges. By making sure you take the right steps early on in the process, Chris Trotter will protect your rights and help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that frequently occur in these kinds of cases. He will aggressively defend you in court, where he has a proven record as a skilled trial attorney. He has successfully defended clients charged with crimes of domestic violence in trial, resulting in "Not Guilty" verdicts. 


If you or a loved one is charged with a crime constituting domestic violence, Trotter Law provides the excellent representation you deserve. Your rights will be aggressively protected by an experienced and dedicated trial attorney who genuinely cares about his highest priority: you.

Complete and Accurate Answers to All of Your Domestic Violence Questions


People facing domestic violence charges often have a variety of questions, such as:


  • When can I go back home?

  • Do I have a good case?

  • The victim doesn't want to press charges. Can I get the case dropped/dismissed?

  • What can an attorney do for me?

  • Will I do jail time if I am convicted?

  • How do I defend myself against these allegations?

  • How much will it cost to hire an attorney?


Trying to answer these kinds of questions by searching online or asking friends and family members, is likely to result in inaccurate information. There are a variety of laws which directly affect people facing domestic violence charges. These laws can be confusing, especially to a person with little or no experience in the criminal justice system.

At Trotter Law, a dedicated and knowledgeable trial lawyer will answer all of your questions. Having someone clearly and concisely answer these questions will make you feel much more at ease about the whole process.


Get An Attorney Who Will Fight for You

Chris Trotter has experience in both criminal defense and criminal prosecution. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for the Washington County District Attorney's Office do criminal prosecution. He has litigated hundreds of cases in circuit and municipal courts all over Oregon. He has substantial experience representing clients at jury and bench trials, motion hearings, arraignments, pretrial conferences, change of plea hearings, and probation violation hearings on both sides of the aisle. As a criminal defense attorney, this experience has proven to be very beneficial for his clients.

Chris Trotter represents clients facing all kinds of domestic violence offenses, including:


  • Assault

  • Harassment

  • Menacing

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

  • Strangulation

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Interfering with Making a Report

  • Criminal Mistreatment

  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person

When you come to Trotter Law, you can be confident that you are in good hands. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony sex crime charges, Chris Trotter has the skills, knowledge, and experience to provide the excellent representation you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Contact Trotter Law today at 971-205-5695 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your options. Representation is available for individuals with cases in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.

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