My name is MacDaniel Reynolds, and I own the Reynolds Defense Firm. My Portland, Oregon criminal defense firm is small, personal, and specialized. We do one thing, and we do it very well - we represent good people facing DUI charges.
Our clients are productive members of society. They are folks with integrity, who know right from wrong, and who generally respect the police. I relate pretty well with this kind of person, because this was me, twenty years ago when I was arrested for a DUI.
I’ve combined this personal experience with the years of professional experience I’ve had since as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and I’ve designed the Reynolds Defense Firm to be the firm I wish I could have found to have helped me back when I needed it the most. So what does this mean?
I personally know that a few bad moments do not somehow undo an entire lifetime of being a good person, even though it can feel that way right now. I also know personally how important it is to find the right law firm to help you. So, what criteria should you use to know which firm is right for you?
Well, first and foremost you need stellar legal representation, and the Reynolds Defense Firm specializes in just that. Our attorneys have a combined 35 years of local Oregon DUI law experience, both on the prosecution and the defense sides, and we are second to none. We focus all of our time and expertise on one very small area of the law, and we do it very well – we represent good people facing DUI charges, primarily in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties.
We are in these local courthouses multiple times every week, and we have excellent working relationships with the judges and prosecutors we work with, some going back more than 15 years. Now, does this mean we can get backdoor deals for our clients? No, but the better we know the people behind the job titles, the better we can communicate, and this communication is one of the keys to our success.
Next, you deserve to work with a team of genuine, caring people. As you know all too well, being arrested can shake you to your core in a way that most people don’t fully grasp. You’re probably beating yourself up right now, asking yourself “how could I have put myself in this situation, I know better.” Your feelings of dread, fear and embarrassment can make you want to crawl under a rock. We understand what you are going through, and we take the time to help you work through the human side of being arrested as well as the legal side.
In my experience, I also believe it is important that you find a team of genuine, caring people rather than an individual or group of attorneys with minimal staff, even if the attorney may seem great. I tried that business model twelve years ago, when I first opened my law firm - I tried to save money by doing everything myself instead of having a support team to help me. What I learned was that I just didn’t have enough focused time to do the quality of work I wanted to because I was spread too thin and doing too many things at once.
Although you might not think of it this way, a law firm is a business, and it takes a lot of work to run any smooth and successful business. Your attorney shouldn’t be the one making the business run- you need and deserve your attorney to have dedicated time to focus on your case! How focused and effective can your attorney be when he or she gets distracted from your case every time the phone rings because he or she answers their own phone, or when he or she has to deal with the copier jams, or dealing with running out of office supplies? On an even more serious note, without a team behind you, what do you do if your attorney goes out for two weeks with the flu or a family emergency in the middle of helping you through your case?
At the Reynolds Defense Firm we have an entire team of genuine, caring people. Each of us is an “A” player, and we each understand that our individual role is essential to the success of our team. By working together we are much stronger and we do a much better job for our clients than any of us could possibly do on our own. This is how we make sure that we do our absolute best to help each person we represent.
Lastly, trust and communication are essential, and they have to flow both ways. No matter what happens, this probably isn’t going to be the most fun you’ve ever had, and for us to do the absolute best we can for you, we need to be able to trust each other and have honest and sincere conversations. To get the best outcomes, we take the time in the beginning to get to know each of our clients personally – where do they come from and where are they going, their goals and concerns, what do they want out of life, and what keeps them up at night. I believe the better we understand who our clients are, the better job we can do for them.
The Reynolds Defense Firm isn’t right for everyone, but if you are a good person who needs help, we may be exactly what you are looking for. Please call us today at 503.223.3422 so we can start working together to get you through this.
Please take a look at the information on this website. I hope it will give you a feel for who we are, our philosophy of practicing law, and how deeply we are committed to helping our clients. At the same time, please realize that if you’ve been arrested for a crime, no website can provide you with the assistance you need. Every case is different, the people involved are different, the law enforcement personnel are different, and so are the courts, judges and prosecutors.
Trying to get accurate legal answers about Oregon DUI law through the internet is much like trying to figure out a medical diagnosis online – by the end you will have spent too much of your valuable time, probably scared the heck out of yourself, and still have no certainty in the answers to your questions. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI or a related traffic crime, please give us a call at 503.223.3422.
Logic is not the strong suit of our criminal justice system. If you have been accused of committing a crime, your common sense can steer you wrong – what seems minor can have huge legal implications, and sometimes the biggest problems can boil down to very little. If you have been arrested, or if you are under investigation, we can help you.
So if you have been arrested or charged with a DUII, or related traffic charges, please don’t spend your time trying to get the answers you need by surfing the web. If you have a question, just call us directly.
Your lawyer, if he is good, does not just have a solid knowledge of the law. He must possess the skills to negotiate, advocate, and argue. Under the American adversarial system, he must be able to perceive the weaknesses and strengths of the prosecution’s position, as well as yours. He must have worked to develop relationships with the law enforcement community and gained extensive experience working within the criminal justice system, so that he will have special insight into crafting the best strategy for success in your particular case. It is important for him to understand the procedures and practices that are distinct to the jurisdiction and court where your case is being prosecuted.
When you are confronted with an arrest for DUII, or other criminal conduct, you want to put your legal troubles into the hands of a lawyer who understands exactly what you are experiencing, and who will be committed to defending you. At the Reynolds Defense Firm, we are very good at what we do. We know how cases are prosecuted, and our job is to fight to protect your legal rights and freedoms.
There is no charge for our first telephone conversation, and we may be able to provide answers to the questions that most concern you. We can provide you with the information you need to make an informed and wise decision on what your next step should be.
I know what you are going through. No matter how many “cop shows” or movies you have seen, nothing can prepare you for the reality of being charged with a crime. The threat of punishment; the anxiety over how the case might affect your life, your family, your friends; the fear of an uncertain future: all of these things can be nearly overwhelming. Television notwithstanding, ordinary citizens inexperienced with the grim reality of being put through the criminal justice system are simply not prepared for what they face, and they need a strong, solid legal advocate in their corner. The sooner you hire the right attorney to act on your behalf, the sooner you can start sleeping at night again.
If you or someone you care about needs legal help in a criminal matter in Portland or in the surrounding communities, do not wait too long without knowing what you can do to help yourself. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you, the more effectively you will be able to protect your rights and start developing a case strategy that will earn positive results.
Your future and your freedom are too important to let yourself get put into a corner. Do not pass up the opportunity to give us a call and ask how we may be able to help you. Of course I hope our conversation will lead to our working together, but regardless, we will help you better understand your situation and your options. You can use the online form to contact us, or call us at (503) 223-3422. Let us take some of the mystery and fear out of your predicament and help you to regain some control over your future.