Portland Rape Defense Attorney

Portland Sexual Child Abuse LawyerRape, the word itself is provacative and creates flashes of horrible visions. The power of the allegation itself creates deep emotional feelings in individuals even where they are no involved. Few want to believe that a rape accusation might be false, and the stigma that follows the accusation can cause individuals, and even jurors, to disregard the presumption of innocence.

Rape is one of the toughest criminal charges to dispute because most citizens cannot imagine how a person could make such a false claim. The truth is that false claims are made, even unintentionally. Call Portland rape defense attorney David T. McDonald. For nearly a quarter-century, Portland rape defense attorney David McDonald has defended clients accused of the most serious and violent crimes. He has also built a reputation for legal excellence and a record of success that speaks for itself.


Rape is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse with another person. Obviously, no one wants to be convicted of rape. Fines, imprisonment, lifetime sexual offender status, and difficulty finding future employment are the very real potential consequences of a conviction.

Portland rape defense attorney David McDonald knows that accusations of rape are sometimes false and that prosecutors can become overzealous to obtain rape convictions. He also knows that if you have committed the act of which you are accused, there are many ways to tell your story and work to reduce the harsh punishments that can be imposed. If you are charged with rape, David McDonald will make sure the court hears your side of the story and understands what kind of person you really are. Depending on the particulars of your case, your criminal and work histories, your ties to the community, and character witnesses who know you may all be introduced in your defense. Portland rape defense attorney David McDonald will also work to discredit the prosecution’s witnesses and any physical evidence introduced against you.


Don’t put your future at risk. If you face a rape charge, now or in the future, protect yourself and call Portland rape defense attorney David T. McDonald at once. In Oregon, David McDonald represents clients in Portland and in Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. In Washington, he works with clients in Clark County and throughout the state’s southwest. To represent members of the Hispanic community, he also works with Spanish-speaking investigators and interpreters. To learn more or to arrange an initial telephone consultation, call the law firm of David T. McDonald at 503-226-0188. Evening and weekend appointments are available.