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Criminal Defense Overview

Many people who are accused of committing crimes do not realize that they can convict themselves just by talking to police. When facing criminal allegations, the most important thing to do is to ask to speak to a lawyer. At Charles Vincent & Associates, our experienced trial lawyers are dedicated to defending our clients’ rights and freedoms.

What You Should Do After An Arrest

After an arrest, the best immediate course of action is to ask to for a lawyer, as after the accused has asked for a lawyer, police cannot ask further questions. Remaining silent, complying with officers when asked to step out of a vehicle and refusing to give consent to searches are often the best ways to avoid unnecessarily complicating the case.

Our Criminal Defense Practice

Charles Vincent & Associates assists clients throughout Lane, Douglas and Jackson counties who stand accused of all types of crimes, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault
  • Restraining order and stalking order violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Murder cases
  • Traffic crimes
  • Hit-and-run
  • Vehicular assault
  • Driving while suspended
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Harassment
  • Weapons charges

Critical Information If You Are Pulled Over For A DUI

For DUI cases, it is important to ask for a lawyer before the breath test is administered. The police are required to give the accused an opportunity to speak to a lawyer — otherwise they will be unable to bring the breath test results into evidence.

If you have already been charged with drunk driving, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. A DUI has serious consequences that many people do not realize. An attorney will help you fight the charges and help you avoid common mistakes that people make when trying to handle their DUI cases on their own.

Understanding How A Sex Crimes Charge Can Impact You

Accusations of sex crimes — even false ones — can have devastating consequences. It is increasingly common for false allegations of sex crimes to arise during child custody battles. We are committed to helping our clients clear their names and retain their time with their children. Sex crimes that involve multiple jurisdictions become federal cases.

Make Sure The Attorney You Hire Is Experienced. Call Charles Vincent & Associates.

We are criminal defense attorneys who have extensive experience with criminal trials and have spent most of our careers in the courtroom. We practice in both state and federal courts. We go the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our clients come from all walks of life, from people accused of federal drug manufacturing crimes to college students arrested for disorderly conduct.

To speak with a Eugene criminal defense lawyer, call our office in Eugene, Oregon, at 541-597-9259 or send us an email. We often visit clients while they are in jail.


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