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Jessica's Law Defense Lawyer

Jessica’s Law Defense attorney Rhett Bernstein is available to practice criminal law anywhere throughout the state of Oregon, including: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties; as well as most municipal courts throughout the Portland Metro area. Call (503) 454-6610 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

The Criminal Defense law firm of Rhett Bernstein employs former prosecutors, former law enforcement officers, and former forensic experts. Rhett Bernstein defends clients throughout the state of Oregon; including Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, and all Portland-area municipal courts in the following counties and cities:

Clackamas County Multnomah County Washington County
Boring Gresham Banks
Canby Maywood Park Beaverton
Clackamas Portland Bull Mountain
Damascus Troutdale Cornelius
Estacada Wood Village Durham
Gladstone   Forest Grove
Happy Valley   Gaston
Lake Oswego   Hillsboro
Milwaukie   King City
Molalla   Laurelwood
Oregon City   North Plains
Sandy   Sherwood
Tualatin   Tigard
West Linn   Tualatin
    Wilsonville

What is Jessica’s Law?

House Bill 3511, known as Jessica's Law, increased the mandatory minimum sentences for certain sex crimes against a child under the age of 12. Anyone convicted of these crimes now faces at least 25 years in prison, the same mandatory minimum prison sentence for Murder. These crimes, governed by ORS 137.700, include the following crimes:

  • Kidnapping 1
  • Rape 1
  • Sodomy 1
  • Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1

The mandatory minimum sentence for a defendant convicted of a first-degree sexual offense (such as Rape, Sodomy, Kidnapping, or Unlawful sexual penetration) against a child under the age of 12 at the time of the offense, must serve a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison.

Jessica's Law Defense

Defense lawyer Rhett Bernstein understands the serious nature of Jessica's Law crimes. Mr. Bernstein works with former law-enforcement officers, psychologists, forensic experts, and many other experts with the knowledge necessary to provide you with the best criminal defense available.

With years of experience, not only as a criminal defense attorney but also as a prosecutor and judge, Jessica's Law attorney Rhett Bernstein is well versed in the tactics and strategies employed by law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office. Rhett Bernstein has earned his place among a small list of lawyers who have defended against Jessica's Law charges. Mr. Bernstein understands the extremely important role witness testimony, witness background, and social media can take in a Jessica's Law case. Rhett Bernstein knows the fear and stress associated with facing Jessica’s Law charges and understands the need for strong legal representation and clear advice throughout the process. Rhett Bernstein will work tirelessly on your behalf to build the strongest possible defense to win the best possible outcome.


Legal Disclaimer: Nothing on this site shall be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact attorney Rhett Bernstein immediately for a free, confidential, no obligation consultation.

Criminal Defense attorney Rhett Bernstein is available to practice criminal law anywhere throughout the state of Oregon, including: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties; as well as most municipal courts throughout the Portland Metro area.