Mr. Halttunen is focused on criminal law in his practice. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Halttunen worked as a police officer where he had assignments including detectives, training officer, major crash investigator, and drug recognition expert. Mr. Halttunen uses his background to carefully analyze police reports and to find the flaws in the prosecutors case. Mr. Halttunen is exceptionally well versed in DUII cases; so much so that he teaches other attorneys how to prepare their case. See www.drugdwiconsulting.com. Mr. Halttunen's varied background provides him insights into a variety of cases.
Client charged with a controlled substance DUII. Police suspected the client was intoxicated by methamphetamines and marijuana. The prosecutor used two police officers, including a drug recognition expert, and a forensic toxicologist in an attempt to convict the client. Mr. Halttunen used his own background as a drug recognition expert to demonstrate to the jury that the police and prosecutor were wrong. The client was acquitted of DUII.
Client of the firm was facing multiple charges including Manslaughter in the First Degree. Mr. Halttunen noticed a defect in the indictment. That defect was challenged at trial resulting in the most serious charge being dropped.
Willamette University College of Law, J.D.
Northwest Christian University, B.A.