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What are the types of drug charges involving heroin in Oregon?

In a recent article, this blog highlighted the arrest of one Portland woman for possession of heroin. In that case, police accused the woman of using heroin in her car while her child was present. Many people are likely aware that heroin is illegal in Oregon. However, people may not be aware of the different drug charges that a person can face as a result of heroin.

Drug possession charges for woman found with heroin

Portland residents may have access to a variety of drugs. In most cases, it is illegal for people to possess or use these drugs under any circumstances. However, the reality is that people do make the mistake of using drugs and sometimes get caught.

Oregon women face various felony charges after arrest

Most people understand the seriousness of felony charges. Many people understand that those found guilty of felony crimes can be sentenced to long prison sentences, large fines, probation and more. Convicted felons often lose other rights too including the right to vote or own firearms. However, many people may not understand the criminal defense options available to those fighting felony charges.

Men face murder charges following suspected arson

Three Oregon residents have recently been indicted on serious felony charges. According to reports, the men were involved in a suspected arson that led to the death of a 37-year-old man. Police say that a detached garage was intentionally set on fire. Firefighters were able to remove the man from the garage, but he died later at a nearby hospital.

Legalized marijuana may increase risk for DUI in Portland

Many Oregon residents understand the dangers and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. People understand how alcohol can impair a person's judgment and make driving dangerous. However, many people have different views about the recreational use of marijuana. People may not associate marijuana use and driving under the influence.

Oregon man charged with misdemeanor for firework sales

Even when an individual takes precaution to avoid legal issues, they could still be accused of committing a crime. Although a misdemeanor is considered a lesser crime, it still carries serious penalties. A defendant should not take these allegations lightly and should be sure to address the situation appropriately to clear their name or reduce the penalties or consequences that the charges have on their life.

Oregon man facing probation violation for houseguests

When a person is arrested on criminal charges, that person can face a variety of penalties if convicted of the crime. In many cases, people can be sentenced to jail or prison time. They can also be sentenced to fines and restitution, depending on the specific criminal charges that they face. Additionally, many people may also be sentenced to probation.

Officers locate cocaine in car heading to border

When an officer stops a driver, the driver could be subjected to a search. Whether it is at a checkpoint, border or due to a suspected traffic violation, the search could result in criminal charges if drugs are found in the vehicle. Depending on the details of the situation, the driver could face drug trafficking charges and could endure serious penalties. In order to protect their rights, the suspect should investigate to ensure their rights were not violated in the search procedures.

Oregon pastor taken into custody for alleged sex crimes

A Happy Valley pastor is in hot water after being taken into custody for alleged sex crimes. Police claim the 64-year-old man, who co-founded the North Clackamas Bible Community, committed three acts of unlawful sexual penetration. Each offense is a Class A felony charge, carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years and four months behind bars. Without a strong criminal defense, this man's life may be turned upside down.

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