|Tom's practice is dedicated to criminal defense and includes a wide variety of cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies including the following :
White Collar Crimes - A large number of offenses fall under the category of white collar crimes including Bank Fraud, False Statements to a Financial Institution, Tax Fraud, Securities Fraud, Commodities Fraud, Extortion, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and many more. These are usually filed in federal court, though not always, and many times an expert witness such as an accountant or a financial industry expert will be needed to assist with the case. Portland white collar attorney, Tom Coan, has experience handling these cases and he has developed a network of experts and other professionals to help on these and other cases.
Drug Cases - Drug offenses include Possession, Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Drug Trafficking, or Conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance such as Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana or other drugs. In federal court, drug offenses often carry mandatory minimum sentences of 5 or 10 years or more, and they almost always carry long sentences under the federal sentencing guidelines. Tom handles a lot of cases in federal court. If you have a federal drug case, call Tom for a consultation. Tom is also a lifetime member of NORML and the NORML Legal Committee, and he enjoys working on marijuana delivery and marijuana grow operation cases. Like many drug cases, these cases are usually won or lost on search issues; if the attorney can show that law enforcement officers obtained the evidence unlawfully, the client stands a much better chance of prevailing or getting a very good result. Tom Coan is rated as a Preeminent Oregon criminal defense lawyer and he has prevailed on a large number of motions to suppress or exclude evidence resulting in case dismissals or other good results.
Measure 11 - Measure 11 is a state law that creates mandatory minimum sentences of 70 months or more for people convicted of person felony crimes such as Arson, Assault, Compelling Prostitution, Kidnapping, Murder, Rape, Robbery, Sex Abuse and other offenses. These are difficult cases with severe consequences. They require skill, experience and diligence along the proper amount of attention from the attorney in order to get a good result. Tom Coan has the experience and the expertise to handle these cases.
Tom represents people in state and federal courts throughout Oregon, including the following counties: Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Deschutes County, Lane County, Marion County, Hood River County, Polk County, Yamhill County, Douglas County, Lane County, Linn County, Benton County, Coos County, Lincoln County and Tillamook County.
Sex Offenses - Sex offenses include Rape, Sodomy, Sex Abuse, Sexual Penetration, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child, Child Pornography, Promoting or Compelling Prostitution, and other offenses. Many of these are Measure 11 crimes, and all carry potentially long sentences. In addition, a conviction for a sex offense requires the defendant to register as a sex offender. These are difficult cases, sometimes involving false accusations. Anyone charged with this type of offense is going to be best served with an attorney who has the necessary skill and experience. Oregon sex crimes attorney, Tom Coan can help you.
Violent Crimes – These Homicide, Murder, Manslaughter, Assault, Robbery, Rape and other crimes of violence. If you are charged with one of these offenses, you are likely looking at a very long sentence, as these charges almost always carry mandatory minimum sentences Measure 11 offenses. As with other serious offenses, you should hire an attorney with skill and experience in this area. Tom Coan has what it takes to resolve these cases successfully.
Property Crimes – Theft, Embezzlement, Criminal Mischief, Forgery, ID Theft, Extortion and other like offenses. If you are looking for an experienced lawyer for one of these charges, contact Portland lawyer Tom Coan for a consulation.
Traffic Offenses –These include Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Vehicular Assault, and other serious vehicle related crimes.
Expungments – Oregon law allows people who have been convicted of certain offenses to apply to the court to seal their arrest and conviction records. Most misdemeanors and lesser felonies can be expunged from the public record. In most cases, three years after the date of the conviction, the defendant can petition the court to have their records of arrest and conviction sealed and segregated from the public files. If the petition is granted, the defendant may lawfully say that they had not been convicted. Tom handles these cases. If you have a conviction that you want expunged, call Tom Coan for a consultation.
Federal Criminal Defense – Most of the charges filed in federal court are serious cases including everything from serious drug trafficking cases to financial fraud cases usually involving large amounts of money. Tom Coan has a great deal of experience in federal criminal matters. If you are charged with a federal crime you want an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer representing you. Federal criminal defense lawyer Tom Coan can help you with any matter charged in federal court.