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Protect your record from misdemeanor charges

Misdemeanor charges may not seem like a big deal at first but when people sit down and really look at the consequences they face they may soon see a different reality. Misdemeanor charges can result in up to a year in jail and large fines. They also run the possibility of interfering with a person's employment, school opportunities, housing options and more.

Shooting leaves 16-year-old with felony charges

In a lot of cases, criminal charges stem from one incident or act. They result from one moment in time where someone either failed to do something or acted in a way the person shouldn't have. Yet, the consequences from this one moment have the potential to stay with a person for the rest of the person's life. When the accused is young, the consequences can be even more acute.

What is Measure 91?

Over the past several years there has been a shift in the way the country sees marijuana use. Subsequently, many states -- like Oregon -- have decriminalized marijuana use. Recently, states have gone ever further allowing residents to legal use recreational marijuana. As many Oregonians likely know, Measure 91 was recently passed. Some may wonder how it effects marijuana use within the state.

Protect your freedom to drive after DUI allegations

The ability to drive is a right that many people look forward to in their teen years and come to depend on as adults. Without the ability to drive a car, people may not have a way to get to work, to school or to other important activities. They might not be able to transport their children where they need to go. Or, undertake important business. When a drunk driving related arrest threatens a person's ability to drive, that person needs to act fast to protect this right. In Oregon, people only have 10 days to contest a drivers' license suspension.

Penalties for misdemeanors in Oregon

In Oregon, people can face penalties for a variety of behavior. Some of these penalties can come in form of violations -- like traffic citations -- others result in more serious criminal charges. The most serious charges are called felonies, while lesser charges are misdemeanors. Each of these categories can be broken down further depending on the specific charges. The type of charge that a person faces will change the penalty that the person can be sentenced to if convicted.There are four main types of misdemeanors in Oregon. The first is a Class A misdemeanor. This is the most serious misdemeanor charge. The maximum sentence for a Class A misdemeanor is up to one year in jail and a $6,250 fine. The second type of misdemeanor is a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted of a Class B misdemeanor the maximum penalty is six months in jail and a $3,500 fine. There are also a Class C misdemeanor. This is the least serious of the misdemeanor charges. When convicted of a Class C misdemeanor the maximum penalty includes up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,250.

Man doesn't remember drunken police chase -- faces DUII charges

A Portland man claims that he does not remember getting behind the wheel of a car after partying at his sister's house recently. According to reports, the man has told police that it was the first time in a long time that he had drank alcohol before getting into his mom's car and driving away.

Ignition interlock requirements in Oregon

When a person has been convicted of driving under the influence in Oregon, the person can face a variety of penalties. In many cases, the person can be sentenced to jail or prison, to large fines, have their drivers' license suspended or revoked, placed on probation or sentenced to alcohol education classes. The penalties will vary on a number of different factors including the person's criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the person's arrest.

What is measure 11?

Oregon residents are likely aware that they can be sentenced to punishments if convicted of a crime. These punishments often vary depending on the specific charges with misdemeanors having lesser penalties than felonies. Felony charges are generally much more serious and have much more severe penalties. These penalties often include prison sentences.

What are the penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine?

In a recent post, this blog presented the story of a local drug arrest. In that case, connections were being made between the arrest and the popular television show "Breaking Bad" since the man arrested was a science teacher accused of manufacturing methamphetamines like the main character in the television show. This case may have left people wondering about the penalties for being convicted of manufacturing methamphetamines in Oregon.

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