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March 2013 Archives

Singer arrested in Portland over St. Patrick's Day weekend

Our Oregon readers probably know that when a celebrity gets arrested anywhere in the world, the news is going to pop up everywhere. This is true whether or not the arrest is for a serious offense or low-level misdemeanor. The latter occurred recently, involving Gossip singer Beth Ditto, and it just so happens that the arrest occurred right in Portland.

St. Patrick's Day brings fun - and DUI arrests - to Oregon

St. Patrick's Day is one of those times of year when many Oregon residents will go out with friends and have a good time. This is especially true when the holiday falls on a weekend, as it did this year. But these types of holidays, just like Independence Day and New Year's Eve, almost always bring out increased law enforcement patrols, with a particular focus on drunk driving.

Police respond to burglary -- charge resident with drug charges

Police search for and find illegal drugs in many unusual places and situations. In a recent case, the police responded to a call about a burglary at a home in the Parkrose neighborhood in Portland. The case ended with drug charges for the resident of the home.

Certain circumstances can escalate misdemeanor charges

While misdemeanors typically include less serious crimes like traffic citations and low-level drug charges, simple assault charges are also classified as misdemeanors in Oregon. Misdemeanors can carry serious penalties including up to one year in jail and leave a person with a criminal record.

Oregon man pleads no contest to DUII charges following accident

The punishments for drunk driving are always harsh. However, under certain circumstances, penalties can increase exponentially. One of these situations occurs when other people get hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver. In that case, more serious charges can be filed against a person in addition to DUI or DUII charges.

Oregon incarceration rate worries some politicians

The criminal justice system in Oregon is designed to punish those people who are found guilty of committing a felony or misdemeanor crime. Often times, these punishments can be severe and have long lasting effects. With the right criminal defense, people can reduce these punishments, but without help many people end up in prison.

Man turns himself into Portland police -- charged with felonies

When a person is charged with a serious crime, many different things can happen. In some cases, the person may be arrested right away. In other situations, police may arrest a person following an investigation or search. In one recent Portland case, the person turned himself into the police and was arrested forfelonies.

The sex offender registry has serious consequences for Oregonians

Being found guilty of any crime has serious consequences, especially when that crime is a felony. But, for many types of crime, the defendants only need to serve their sentences and then they can move on with their lives. This is often not the case for those found guilty of a sex crime.

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