Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP

Domestic Violence

It would be very difficult to overstate the sweeping adverse consequences of a domestic violence conviction in Oregon. Although the most common "DV" charges such as Assault - 4 and harassment are misdemeanors, having one on your record can devastate employment prospects and impact many other areas of your life. Charges such as coercion or felony assault if a child was present or you have a prior conviction are even more devastating.

In addition, many domestic violence charges are accompanied by filings for restraining orders that disrupt your life and family relationships. If you are involved in a custody dispute, losing at a restraining order hearing or accepting a plea to a domestic violence charge could well cost you access to your children. At this pivotal time, you need to contact the most committed, resourceful Bend domestic violence attorney available.

Falsely Accused? Is the Alleged Victim Seeking Leverage or Revenge?

Law enforcement and prosecutors take allegations of spousal abuse and other forms of domestic violence seriously for good reason. Unfortunately, however, false and exaggerated allegations are common — and one unfounded claim can put you in jail.

It is essential to work with an attorney who will thoroughly investigate the allegations, provide sound legal guidance and help you make informed decisions about your defense. We are skilled trial lawyers and accomplished negotiators with in-depth knowledge of your viable options. For your criminal case or restraining order defense, our work on your behalf may include:

  • Exposing problems with evidence, including discrepancies between alleged victims' claims and doctors' findings regarding any injuries suffered
  • Introducing witness testimony and other evidence that exposes the real motivations of your accuser and sheds doubt on the allegations against you
  • Taking your case all the way through trial or negotiating for reduced consequences on your behalf, often by seeking anger management treatment and maintaining your eligibility for a case dismissal
Do You Need a Deschutes County Restraining Order Attorney? Are You Facing a Domestic Violence or Assault Charge?

Your ability to overcome a domestic violence matter without suffering life-altering consequences will likely depend on the knowledge and dedication of the lawyer you hire. Now is the time to contact us and speak directly with a tenacious criminal defender who will deliver the total effort your situation demands.

Client Reviews
I trust Mario explicitly as he has proven himself to be extremely professional, ethical, competent and will fight for the best possible outcome. He was able to negotiate a settlement that will allow me to get back on track and for that I will always be grateful. - Jan G.
Todd handle my case flawlessly. After reviewing the facts of my case, he was able to identify where mistakes had been made and the options availble to me. Once a decision was made on how to proceed, he walked me through the process making it as painless as possible. - John