Criminal Defense

We've Only Begun to Fight

The criminal justice system is designed in such a way that it’s almost impossible for someone to effectively defend themselves against a criminal charge without legal representation. Contact our firm for a no-obligation, free initial consultation to discuss your case and the steps you can take toward a better tomorrow.

Personal Injury Attorney Salem OregonWhen you’re arrested on criminal charges, such as DUI, it can feel like everything has just crumbled around you. Take a deep breath — things are going to be a little rough for a while, but it’s not the end of the world. At this point, it’s important to put things into perspective. Call criminal defense attorney Lance Youd for a free consultation. He’ll listen to your story, then answer any questions you may have, such as:

  • What are my rights?
  • What are my options?
  • What can be done to mitigate the charges?

At this point, it may seem like conviction is inevitable. You haven’t been convicted yet, though, and there’s always hope. At the law firm of criminal defense and personal injury attorney Lance D. Youd, we perform a meticulous investigation to uncover any inconsistencies in the case or evidence that may have been missed in the police reports. We identify and interview witnesses, gather and analyze evidence, and perform a thorough review of your case. We use all of this information to create an effective strategy, then aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you and your family.

In a DUI case, it’s critical to begin right away to preserve your right to a hearing with the DMV. In order to avoid or negotiate the suspension of your driver’s license, DMV hearings must be received by the DMV Headquarters before 5:00 PM on the 10th day following your arrest. We offer a free, confidential initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments can also be arranged. Contact us today.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

  • Drug Crimes
  • First-Offense DUI
  • Repeat-Offense DUI
  • Fraud & Identity Theft
  • Assault, Kidnapping, & Robbery
  • Theft & Burglary
  • Measure 11 Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Domestic Violence


Lance did a great job! He is well organized and has his ducks all lined up in a row.  He was completely prepared for trial.  At our trial preparation meeting he prepared me for the trial.  Our trial went smoothly. Lance did a fabulous job.

Joey 2013


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