Sunil K Raju
Sherwood Criminal Defense
About Sunil K RajuFor over 5 years I served as a Deputy District Attorney in 2 of Oregon's busiest DA's offices. I prosecuted countless cases, including being the lead trial prosecutor in over 100 criminal trials, the majority of which were jury trials. I charged, negotiated, and tried every kind of DUI case imaginable, as well as many other types of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.
After serving as a prosecutor, I decided to join my long-time friend and fellow attorney Ryan Hamilton, who focuses his practice on family law. We share a common vision of working closely with clients to ensure they get the best legal representation possible.
My practice is focused on helping clients beat DUI and criminal charges. I help my clients clear arrests and convictions from their record. I help my clients start over and get a second chance.
Directory Practice Areas
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Flat Fee Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney, Sherwood Criminal Defense|
|My goal is to help people do three things: 1. Win: Beat your DUI or other criminal charge. 2. Erase: Clear arrests and convictions from your record. 3. Start Over: Help you get a second chance and move on with your life. I can only help you if you schedule an appointment online or call 503-655-7199.|
|Deputy District Attorney, Washington County District Attorney's Office|
|Over the course of 3 years, I focused on honing my skills as a trial lawyer, and brought my career trial total as lead trial prosecutor to over criminal 100 cases, most of which were jury trials. This gave me valuable insight into how judges and juries decide cases, and allowed me to develop the skills and experience it takes to present my client's case effectively. I prosecuted every type of DUI imaginable, and many types of other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. This meant deciding whether to charge somebody with a crime, negotiating plea deals, and taking the cases to trial. It also meant working with police officers to write and execute search warrants, and as well as preparing police officers and others to testify for the State.|
|Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office|
|I prosecuted a variety of misdemeanor criminal cases, including DUI's, and was lead trial prosecutor in almost 20 criminal cases, most of which were jury trials. This gave me a sense of how and why judges and juries decide cases. I also supervised the Support Enforcement Division for the Gresham branch of the DA's office. This meant that I gained insights into how the State establishes, modifies, and enforces child support orders; this office also enforced spousal support orders, as well. Continuing with child and spousal support, I also prepared, charged, and filed criminal contempt charges to go after people who were not paying support, and learned how the prosecution and judges make decisions in these cases.|
|Lewis and Clark Law School - Lewis and Clark College||J.D.|
|Honors: Best Oral Advocate|
|Member, Multnomah County Bar Association|
|Member, American Bar Association|
- Overall: 211th
- This Year: 62nd
- Overall: 5 Answers
- This Year: 5 Answers
Q: Important questions to ask in DUII in Oregon?
A: One of the most important questions to ask your attorney is what experience they have in prosecuting or defending DUI cases. Many attorneys would have to say none. Remember, attorneys are just like any other profession--you need to ask questions to make sure your attorney has the kind of experience that work to your advantage.
Q: I had a DUII in 1998 and another one in 1999 another in 2009. My license is now revoked. Can I ever get it back?
A: It sounds like your driver's license for revoked for life. A lifetime revocation means that your driver's license is permanently revoked. But, after the passage of time, you may be able to get your license back. A skilled attorney can review your criminal history and explain DMV's regulations to you, so you know when and how you can get your license back. ***This is NOT legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your situation, contact an attorney.***
Q: I need to know if it would be better to go to trial or take the plea for felony possesion
A: It depends on what you mean by felony possession. Of a firearm? Drugs? Generally, in addition to the type of charges involved, your criminal history, being on probation or parole, and the facts of your cases are the biggest factors. A skilled defense attorney can help you weigh the pros and cons of taking the case to trial v. pleading the case out, and help you decide if you can be the charge in your case. ***This is NOT legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your case, consult an attorney.***
Q: Can someone conducting an investigation shine lights at you in your home and remain around your property?
A: If that someone is a police officer, there are strict limitations on what the officer can do on your property. The normal requirement is that to enter a person's property police must have a warrant, and if they do not have a warrant, they must believe that there is some specific justification to enter your property. If that someone is not a police officer, they may be trespassing on your property. ***This is NOT legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your situation, consult an attorney.***
Q: If I am victim(witness) in a domestic violence case in Washington county Oregon. I no longer live in the same place.
A: For you to be served with a subpoena means that somebody, usually a Sheriff's Deputy, must actually serve you with a subpoena. If you get the subpoena in some other way--say, you get it mailed to you, or you talk to somebody on the phone--is NOT a way of getting served if you are a witness in a criminal case. ***This is NOT legal advice, but a general answer. Consult an attorney for legal advice tailored to your situation***