A Portland criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you with a track record of success.
Mr. Schwartz has spent countless hours inside courtrooms as a Portland criminal defense lawyer defending individuals needing superior criminal defense services. Whether negotiating a plea bargain or arguing on behalf of his client before a judge or jury, Mr. Schwartz uses his years of experience, talent, energy and smarts to ensure each criminal defense client receives the best result possible.
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Client charged in Washington County for Attempted Murder, Assault 1, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Riot. Client rejected State's offer to settle, and after a hard-fought trial over several weeks, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all counts.
Client charged in Marion County for Assault 2, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault 4 arising out of a domestic violence dispute. Offer of 70 months in prison. Client rejected that offer, and after a jury trial, client was found Not Guilty on Assault 2 and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Client served about 3 months in county jail for Assault 4 conviction.
Criminal case charged in Washington County for Assault 2, Assault 3, and Assault 4 arising out of a bar fight. Client charged with injuring two different individuals. During negotiation, the state dropped the Assault 2 and Assault 4. After a day and a half of jury trial, the court dismissed the Assault 3 charge finding no reasonable jury would convict the client on the evidence presented. Client was facing more than 70 months in prison but walked out of court keeping his clean record.
Client serving a sentence in Oregon State Penitentiary and was charged in Marion County with Assault 3 and Assault 4 for injuring a prison guard and a fellow inmate. The state offered a video of the incident showing punches being thrown, and both the prison guard and the inmate testified. A jury found the client Not Guilty on both charges. Had client been convicted, he would have served additional years in prison, but instead he was released just a few days later because his sentence had completed.
Client charged in Multnomah County for a Felony Assault 4. Investigation revealed substantial flaws in the state's case. Client entered a plea of No Contest to a misdemeanor Harrassment and the case was dismissed 6 months later keeping the client's criminal record clean.
Criminal case of DUI in Marion County. Client's blood alcohol content tested at .12. Client was contacted in his car by police while he was sleeping at the wheel parked on the side of the road. After all the evidence was presented, the jury found the client Not Guilty on the sole count of Driving Under the Influence. The client rejected the state's diversion offer both initially and the morning of trial.
Client charged in federal court in Oregon for Unlawful Possession of a Short-Barrelled Shotgun. If convicted, the client was facing years in prison. After a trial, the judge found the client Not Guilty keeping client's record clear of any felony. The client can lawfully possess firearms in the future.
Client charged in federal court with Tax Fraud. After an eight day trial, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on all four tax evasion felony counts.
Client charged in federal court in Oregon with Bank Robbery. The government asked for 30 months at sentencing. With extensive investigation and mitigation presented to the court regarding the client's othewise good track record, the court sentenced the client to probation.
Client charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Marion County. This client was facing over a year in prison for the criminal charge. After a hearing on a motion to suppress, the court found the police violated the client's right to be free of unlawful search and seizure. The court suppressed the drugs, and the state soon thereafter dismissed the case. Client was walking the streets free just hours later.
Client charged in Marion County with 2 counts of Sex Abuse 1 under Ballot Measure 11 for allegedly touching young family members. Client facing over 150 months in prison. Investigation revealed major problems with the case, and the client agreed to a plea bargain of Attempted Sexual Abuse 1, and served less than 20 months in prison.
Client charged in Multnomah County with 4 Ballot Measure 11 charges - Rape 1, Sodomy 1, Sexual Penetration 1, and Sex Abuse 1. Client looking at years in prison and lifetime sex registration. After a hard fought 6 day trial, the jury had more votes for Not Guilty, but could not completely agree on any of the charges, and the judge declared a mistrial. We later settled the case that allows the client to clear his record after 3 years of probation.
Criminal case of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Marion County. During the execution of a search warrant, the police found methaphetamine in several locations in the house. After a bench trial, the court found the client Not Guilty and the client walked out of the courtroom a free person.
Client charged with First Degree Criminal Mistreatment in Marion County for allegedly keeping drugs around children. The police found marijuana and methaphetamine throughout the apartment. After a bench trial, the court found the client Not Guilty keeping the client's record clean.
Client charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing for allegedly pulling a knife on a club bouncer after leaving a bar. After a two day jury trial, the jury found the client Not Guilty on both charges even though the club provided the district attorney's office with a video of the incident. The client had a substantial prior criminal history and was facing years in prison.
Client charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Multnomah County. Police investigating street level criminal activity in Portland and observed client and another person engaged in suspicious behavior. Police later found prescription pills on the other person, but thought client had sold many of the pills. After filing a motion to suppress and preparing for trial, we resolved the case on the morning of trial to a misdemeanor that will allow client to expunge the case.
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NOTE: Because every situation and every criminal case is different a similar result can not be guaranteed.