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Legal Counsel for Murder Charges in Bend, OR

The most serious criminal charges that you can face are those related to murder. These require the immediate attention of a dedicated, qualified attorney. Murder is a life changing accusation to be up against and it is highly recommended that you contact our office immediately to speak with a Bend murder defense lawyer about your case.

Because this crime is so serious, you need to retain legal representation immediately. We can be there to protect you against interrogations from law enforcement and to make sure that your rights are not being taken advantage of. Murder is a charge that is punishable by life in prison, but in Oregon a guilty conviction can be even harsher since capital punishment, or death, is another possible penalty.

If you are facing charges for murder, contact our Bend murder defense attorneys today for a free consultation! Call us at (541) 238-9210.

    Types of Murder Charges in Oregon


    This includes a crime where murder was intentional (with the exception of an individual who was under extreme emotional disturbance) or during the act of committing another serious crime the murder occurred. Penalties include 25 years to life.

    Aggravated Murder

    This is an intentional crime where either money was exchanged for the murder, or the individual killed was a police officer, parole officer, regulatory specialist, juror, witness, member of the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, an employee of the court of justice, or a member of the Oregon State Police.


    This includes both second degree and first degree manslaughter. Second degree manslaughter is when someone is killed through reckless driving. First degree manslaughter is charged when "extreme disregard for human life" is expressed or DUII laws are violated resulting in another person's death.

    Criminally Negligent Homicide

    This occurs when an individual kills someone through criminal conduct or unknowingly doing something that was a substantial risk.

    Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter

    This includes causing the death of another person through reckless behavior, driving under the influence, and having a prior conviction of first or second degree manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.

    It’s important that you understand the laws surrounding your case. There are many details that are key in your defense and our Bend murder defense lawyer is extremely competent in investigating, building a case, and defending against charges.

    Effective Defense from a Bend Murder Lawyer

    Attorney Casey Baxter is a skilled legal representative who learned dedicated, work ethic, and perseverance during his time in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a helicopter chief. He knows what it takes to effectively fight even the most serious criminal charges in Oregon.

    To have a Bend murder defense attorney fight for you, contact our office at (541) 238-9210.

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    • Over 60+ Years of Combined Experience
    • Work With an Experienced Former Deputy District Attorney at the Firm
    • Extensive Trial Experience
    • We Can Handle Complex Cases in Criminal, Civil, & Family Law
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    Protecting Your Best Interest

    When you choose our team of experienced lawyers, we will take the time to listen to your needs and remain focused on that as we proceed with your case. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to provide the quality defense you need.

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