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December 2012 Archives

Oregon man faces probation after pleading to misdemeanor charge

An Oregon man was recently sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge. The man was originally charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and initiating a false report, a Class C misdemeanor. The charges stem from a traffic stop with police.

DUI punishments could become more severe in Oregon

When people are arrested and charged with drunk driving, it is important to vigorously defend against all potential DUI charges because of the serious consequences a conviction can have. Currently, DUI charges can result in the loss of a driver's license, fees, mandatory counseling and jail time.

Police conduct should be questioned as part of criminal defense

Oftentimes, people assume that police always do their jobs right. People want to believe that police don't make mistakes. However, the reality of the situation is that mistakes happen in every profession -- even in law enforcement. However, when police make mistakes, it can seriously affect someone else's future -- especially when their mistake leads to criminal charges. By mounting an aggressive criminal defense, people can make sure that police are held accountable for their actions.

Beaverton area police chase ends with felony charges

An Oregon man out on parole was recently involved in a police chase that led to serious charges. These charges -- some of which are felonies -- could lead to prison time for the man. Police allege that they tried to stop the 29-year-old man near the intersection of Walker Road and Canyon Road in the Beaverton area. At the time, the man was apparently driving a stolen truck. Instead of stopping, the man ran from police, they said.

Police use informant to arrest 2 Oregonians on drug charges

Police use a variety of sources to get information about drug deals, dealers and traffickers. This information is then used to catch people suspected of drug crimes. However, police do have rules on how they can gather information and how they can use the information they obtain. These search and seizure rules are defined by the United States Constitution.

Oregon election worker charged with felonies

When a person is in a position in which the public is relying on his or her authority, any allegations of misconduct can come as a shock. People may be quick to judge the person as guilty without knowing all of the circumstances in the case. When the allegations are for serious charges, like felonies, it is important for accused people to defend themselves. Public servant or not, everyone has the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Oregon women charged with misdemeanors

When people are stopped by police or are involved in an accident, they may not know exactly how to respond. These can be intimidating situations that can lead to misdemeanors or other, more serious charges. However, it is important to remember that your conduct during a traffic stop or arrest can affect your criminal record even if you don't think you've done anything wrong. Depending on how you respond, you may face additional charges.

Oregon car chase leads to various criminal charges

Criminal cases can get complex very quickly, especially when someone is unfamiliar with the criminal court system. From the initial investigation to the trial, appeals and beyond, people dealing with a criminal charge need guidance. With the proper criminal defense, people may be able to more successfully navigate the process and better ensure that their constitutional rights are upheld.

Following dangerous accident, Oregon man charged with DUI

Driving a car can be dangerous. Poor roads, adverse weather conditions and other drivers can all easily cause an accident. However, there are occasions when someone causes an accident after having too much to drink. These drunk-driving accidents can lead to injuries to the driver and to others involved in the accident. Even if someone gets into an accident, police can and will still issue a DUI charge.

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