Salem Criminal Law Attorney

Being accused of a crime is one of the most stressful, surprising, and frightening experiences a person may ever face. When you face criminal charges, your future prospects hang in the balance. The key to minimizing the impact that these allegations can have on your life is to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. Often the best time to get an attorney is before the police investigation is complete and before the prosecutor files charges. I am attorney Daniel J. Lounsbury, and I have successfully helped many clients either avoid being charged by gathering proof of innocence prior to charges, or navigate the legal process following criminal charges.

Marion County Criminal Case Lawyer Handles Many Case Types, Including Ballot Measure 11

• Assault

• Sex Crimes

• Robbery/Theft

• Drug Crimes

• Domestic Violence

What Are You Accused Of?

There are three categories of offenses for which someone can be cited. The first, a "violation" is not a crime. Common examples are littering, speeding, and illegal lane change. The court can not impose jail time for a violation-only a fine. The second, a "misdemeanor" is a lower level crime category. There are three levels of misdemeanors, Class A, B and C. The third, a "felony" is the most serious of the crime categories, with classifications of Class A, B and C. The table below shows the MAXIMUM penalties available to the court if you are convicted or found guilty:




Class A Felony

20 Years Imprisonment


Class B Felony

10 Years Imprisonment


Class C Felony

5 Years Imprisonment


Class A Misdemeanor

1 Year in Jail


Class B Misdemeanor

6 Months in Jail


Class C Misdemeanor

30 Days in Jail


My aim is to effectively negotiate with prosecutors to get charges reduced or dismissed, or to aggressively represent clients in court when cases go to trial. Many of my clients experience a great deal of anxiety when they face criminal accusations. I help them rest easy by providing client-focused service and strategic defense.

I also handle family law cases in addition to criminal defense cases. For my clients, this means they will work with a lawyer who is adept at providing guidance to families in distress. Often, criminal and family law cases overlap. My clients appreciate that they can rely on me to handle their legal challenges.

Contact Daniel J. Lounsbury Attorney At Law

Schedule a consultation by calling my office in Salem, Oregon, at 503-967-3119 or 800-615-7072.