In the city of Lake Oswego, within the boundaries of Clackamas County, there is a set limit on the amount of time a prosecutor has to file criminal charges. The most serious crimes, including murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter, have no statute of limitations associated with them. With all other felony crimes, prosecutors are limited to either three, six, or 12 years to file charges, depending on the crime.
If you are being investigated by law enforcement for a potential felony, you should contact Lake Oswego’s criminal defense attorney Rhett Bernstein immediately. Having an experienced attorney during the investigation can go a long way. Having the right criminal defense attorney during this critical time is one of the best decisions a person can make.