Practice Areas

De Muniz Law focuses on criminal defense, appeals, post-conviction relief and professional licensing.  Mike De Muniz has extensive jury and court trial experience ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies and Measure 11 crimes.  He has argued before the Oregon Court of Appeals and routinely appears in federal court on a variety of criminal matters.
Emphasis

 

  • Criminal Defense

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Restraining/Stalking Orders

  • Criminal Appeals

  • Post-Conviction Relief

  • Expungements

  • Professional Licensing Discipline

Representative Cases

Mike De Muniz has represented defendants before several state agencies, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court of Oregon and in the following counties: 

  • Benton

  • Clackamas

  • Clatsop

  • Deschutes

  • Douglas

  • Hood River

  • Jackson

  • Lane

  • Linn

  • Polk

  • Marion

  • Multnomah

  • Tillamook

  • Wallowa

  • Washington

  • Yamhill

​Mr. De Muniz successfully persuaded law enforcement and prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges in numerous matters.  In addition, he obtained the following results after the state filed formal charges or an indvidual sought a protective order:

 

CRIMINAL

  • Benton County

    •  Dismissal of Felony Custodial Interference in the Second Degree charge post-indictment

  • Linn County

    • Acquittal by jury on Felony Assault in the Fourth Degree charge

  • Marion County​

    • Dismissal of Felony Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree charge post-indictment

    • Dismissal of Felony Delivery of Marijuana post-indictment

    • Dismissal of Felony DUII post-arraignment

    • Acquittal by court on Felony Attempt to Elude a Police Officer charge

    • Acquittal by jury on two counts of Measure 11 Sexual Abuse in the First Degree charges, hung jury on remaining count

    • Reduction of felony Theft in the First Degree to misdemeanor after contested sentencing hearing

  • Multnomah County
    • Dismissal of Domestic Violence Harassment charge post-arraignment
    • Dismissal of Unlawful of Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place charges post-arraignment
    • Acquittal by court on Contempt of Court charge for alleged Restraining Order violation
    • Acquittal by jury on DUII charge (0.17% BAC)

  • Polk County
    • Dismissal of Measure 11 sexual abuse charges post-indictment

    • Dismissal of Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree, Strangulation and Harassment charges post-arraignment

    • Acquittal by court on Contempt of Court for alleged Restraining Order violation

  • Washington County

    • Dismissal of Measure 11 Domestic Violence assault charges post-indictment

    • Dismissal of DUII charge post-arraignment

    • Dismissal of Providing False Information in Connection with Transfer of Firearm and Unlawful Purchase of a Firearm charges post-arraignment

    • Reduction of felony Failure to Perform the Duties of Driver (Hit & Run - Injury) to misdemeanor after contested sentencing hearing

 

COLLATERAL REMEDIES

  • Clatsop County

    • Felony Theft in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Theft in the First Degree reduced to misdemeanors after contested hearing

  • Linn County

    • Felony Arson in the Second Degree reduced to misdemeanor after contested hearing

 

JUVENILE

  • Marion County

    • Dismissal of Burglary in the First Degree charge post-arraignment; Acquittal by court on Criminal Trespass in the First Degree; Adjudicated on lesser included offense of Theft in the Third Degree

    • Dismissal of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana charge after successful motion to suppress evidence

    • Dismissal of Unlawful Possession of Weapon charge after successful motion to suppress evidence

    • Acquittal by court on Theft in the Second Degree charge

    • Acquittal by court on multiple sexual abuse charges

 

STALKING/RESTRAINING ORDERS

  • Marion County

    • Dismissal by court of Restraining Order brought by priest after contested hearing

    • Dismissal of Sexual Abuse Restraining Order brought by minor female student prior to hearing

  • Washington County

    • Dismissal by court of Stalking Order brought by neighboring business owner after contested hearing

    • Dismissal by court of Stalking Order brought by neighboring business owner's girlfriend after contested hearing

 

APPEALS

  • Oregon Court of Appeals

    • Dismissal of Permanent Stalking Order after successful appeal ((A154043) A. M. M. v. Hoefer)

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