OSU Student Defense
As Deputy District Attorney in Corvallis for 7 years, I prosecuted hundreds of OSU students for almost every crime. Over the past 16 years, I’ve defended hundreds of OSU students against all those crimes. I represent OSU students with help from their parents. I’ve represented most OSU fraternities over the years.
Student trouble is often nothing more than immature decisions or mischief fueled by alcohol. Yesterday those “Animal House” antics were overlooked. Not today. Now youthful indiscretions collide with increasingly intolerant social expectations and stricter police presence. Student mistakes are now charged as crimes that can derail big investments in education and a future career. The goal is to avoid life-altering, negative collateral consequences from an immature act or a night of drunken foolishness.
The single-minded goal for an OSU student is to keep a clean record. Students are our next generation of homeowners and taxpayers. I’ve negotiated and settled that reality, thousands of times, in Corvallis over the past 23 years. I make deals that fix those things. The key is upfront planning, to contain charges, and craft a solution to avoid conviction and preserve expungement.
I’ve represented most of OSU’s fraternities over the years. I’ve also represented Oregon State University professors and students in ASOSU matters.
“The leading rule for the lawyer as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”– Abraham Lincoln