Criminal Defense Lawyer in Salem

Selecting an Attorney in Salem, Oregon

We know that selecting the right attorney can be a challenge to sort through, and you’ll want someone that has the experience and reputation that you can rely on.

Jason E. Thompson is a Salem, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer ready to aggressively defend your rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal. He has helped hundreds of individuals in the Salem area.

Salem’s Increase In Violent Crimes

According to the Macrotrends website, violent crime, rape, and robbery rates among others, are still rising in Salem, Oregon. From their site, “In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime statistics are composed of four offenses: murder/homicide and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.”

  • The Salem OR crime rate for 2018 was 417.97 per 100,000 population, a 10.57% increase from 2017.
  • The number of rapes reported in Salem OR for 2018 was 32.55 per 100,000 population, a 25.43% increase from 2017.
  • The Salem OR robbery rate for 2018 was 102.89 per 100,000 population, a 4.47% increase from 2017.

However, what if you were accused of one of these crimes? Would you know who to turn to or how to hire the right attorney to help protect you and your family?

According to the Huffington Post, “The U.S., which leads the world in incarceration of its citizens, has approximately 2 million people behind bars. That means a wrongful conviction rate of 1 percent would translate to 20,000 people punished for crimes they didn't commit. On death row, 1 in 25 are likely innocent, according to a recent study.

You Want To Hire The Best Criminal Defense Lawyer In Salem

Mr. Thompson has been practicing law for over 19 years, and is aggressively committed to protecting your interests.

He has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney, a Superior DUI Attorney by NAFDD, and Willamette University College of Law, Mentor of the Year.

Call us today 503.763.3537 or email us at We understand the needs and urgency of each of our clients unique situations, and someone will respond to you quickly and confidentially.

Criminal Law Services That We Offer in Salem, Oregon

We offer exceptional legal services in the following areas:

We Also Offer Criminal Law Attorney Services in:

Salem, Keizer, Portland, Corvallis, Albany, Marion County, Medford, Ashland and other cities.

Thompson Law represents good people that have made a bad decision, as well as good people that are only accused of making a bad decision. Under the U.S. constitution, people have the right to a defense and their day in court. The prosecutors have a strong team trying to get a conviction and it makes sense that you have a top criminal defense lawyer ready to fight for you. Oregon has tough penalties for violent and sexual crimes, but the judges are fair and able to make sure the prosecutors follow the rules and it is Jason Thompson that will point out where they have failed to do so.