Custodial Interference - Sherlag Attorney at Law Portland, OR
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Custodial Interference

Custodial Interference

A charge of custodial interference can be brought against someone who knowingly takes a person from that person’s lawful custodian or violates a joint custodial order. Depending on circumstances, conviction on a charge of custodial interference could result in sentence ranging from probation, to 30 days in jail or more, o even up to the statutory maximum of five years in prison.

This charge often results from a family in transition, high stress divorce, or confusion relating to existing custody plans. Extra marital affairs, substance abuse, anger problems, and mental health disorders may be in play – all of which I have worked with professionally in helping my clients overcome, whether it is their own struggle or that of their current or former spouses or partners.

At my law firm, Steven J. Sherlag, P.C., I vigorously defend people accused of custodial interference and parental kidnapping. Working first as a public defender and later in private practice, I have represented many people who have been charged with or arrested for violating family law orders. I understand the highly charged nature of these cases and the seriousness of the custodial interference charge and the potentially life-long consequences they present. I will vigorously defend you at all stages of the legal process.

Defending Your Rights And Freedom

In your case, I will thoroughly review the events that led to your arrest, looking for a way to overcome the charge. Did you knowingly violate a custodial order? Is there an explanation for actions that puts a different light on the matter? Did you actually do what the prosecutor says you did? The answers to these and other questions could lead to a positive outcome. As your defense attorney, I will work diligently to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

I have extensive experience in criminal court and have earned a strong reputation for my trial advocacy skills. From the moment you retain my services, I will work tenaciously on your behalf.