Free DUI & Criminal Defense Consultation

With an Experienced Oregon DUI, Misdemeanor & Felony Charges Defense Lawyer

If you have spent some time looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Oregon, you have probably seen that most law offices offer a free initial consultation.  What you may not know is exactly what to expect during that consultation.  At the Law Office of Erik Nicholson, we offer a free initial consultation so that you can achieve four main goals:

  1. Meet me, Erik Nicholson.  Or at least speak with me on the phone.  It’s important that you feel comfortable with your attorney.
  2. Understand the charges against you and what you’re up against.
  3. Learn how I can defend you and help you get the best possible outcome.
  4. Understand how much it will cost for me to defend you

Feel free to read more about these goals below, or to contact me immediately, click here to email me or call 503-343-4696 right now.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, or is being investigated for committing a crime, time is NOT on your side.  Speaking with a defense lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that evidence is preserved and rights are protected.

Goal 1: Meet Your Defense Lawyer

I understand that this process likely feels very intimidating and overwhelming.  Having an advocate on your side who can help you understand each step of the process can greatly reduce the stress associated with the process.  The most important thing in court is being prepared and knowing what to expect.  With my experience by your side, you’ll be prepared and focused, ready to tell your side of the story.

Goal 2: Understand the Charges (and potential consequences)

When you are charged with a crime, you are not given a lot of information about what the process will look like, what the potential consequences will be, whether or not the prosecutor will offer you a deal, or any number of other variables that can affect how your case turns out.  When you go to court, you don’t want any surprises.  With me in your corner, you’ll know what to expect in court, and what comes next.

Goal 3: Learn How I Can Defend You

Every DUI or criminal defense case is made up of a unique set of circumstances.  We start by you simply explaining to me what happened.  We carefully review the set of facts around your arrest to look for any potential opportunities.  If the evidence against you, or how it was collected or stored can be called into question, we may be able to have it excluded.  There are times when we can negotiate with the prosecutor to secure a favorable outcome.  Each case is unique, and I work diligently through the details to ensure we find every opportunity to protect your license, finances and freedom.

Goal 4: Understand how much it will cost, and what you are getting.

“How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Lawyer?” is certainly a common question I hear.  While it’s normal to be sensitive to price, you also want to make sure what you’re getting for the price.  I will typically quote you a flat rate for your defense that includes everything except for going to trial.  The fact is, most DUII arrests do NOT go to trial.  I will explain exactly what I think I can do for you and how much it will cost.

Contact Me Today

I understand that this is a difficult time.  If you or a loved one is facing a DUI or other criminal charge I can help you understand you options for protecting your finances, your future and your freedom.  To take advantage of a free consultation email me today or call my office at 503-343-4696.  Whether or not you decide to hire me you will have a better idea of what you are up against after speaking with an experienced lawyer about the facts around your case.  Contact me today to learn how Oregon law applies to your situation, and your options for moving forward with your defense.