Skip to main content
Steven Michael Gaulding

Steven Gaulding’s Answers

2 total

  • No contact order Temporary or permanent?

    I asked a question late last night asking how to get the charges dropped on my boyfriend (assault 4 felony). I lied to the cop in my initial statement. I made up most of the story which caused him to be arrested. I turned myself in this morning af...

    Steven’s Answer

    Typically no contact orders are stay in effect until the individual's case is disposed of. In other words, the order will be in effect until your boyfriend pleads to a particular offense and is sentenced, goes to trial and is victorious, or the case is dropped. It is my experience that judges do not lift no contact orders while a case is in progress because they do not want to be responsible if the defendant lawfully goes back to the victim and causes them further harm.

    I would consult with an Oregon defense attorney as soon as possible.

    See question 
  • Would i need a lawyer for theft even though i didnt actually steal anything?

    What would they probably tell me in court about theft even though i didnt steal anything?.. Would i need a lawyer?

    Steven’s Answer

    When your freedom is on the line, you should hire an attorney.

    No matter what your intelligence or educational background or level of offense (felony or misdemeanor), the criminal justice system makes it virtually impossible to do a competent job of representing yourself. Each criminal case is unique, and only a specialist who is experienced in assessing the particulars of a case - and in dealing with the many variables present in every criminal case - can provide the type of representation that you need to receive if justice is to be done.

    Short answer: Whether guilty or not guilty it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney.

    See question