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Stimulants on college campuses

College is often seen as a time of exploration for young adults. They are trying to determine the direction of their lives through their education. Many college and university students are out on their own for the first time and making all of their adult decisions on their own. Many people take this time to explore the world around them and have fun. Recreational alcohol and drug use is sometimes a part of this exploration.

Protect against prescription drug related charges

In general when people think of drug use, they likely think about illegal drugs. They think of marijuana, heroin or cocaine. However, drugs are used in Oregon in much broader ways. In fact, many people legally used drugs every day. Prescription drug use, is legal. People are allowed to use antidepressants, narcotics and other mood-altering drugs on a daily basis to treat legitimate medical conditions.

Can police search a dorm room for drugs?

When Oregon residents go off to a college or university, they expect to gain a little freedom. For many college students, it is the first time they are living on their own away from their parents and from rules. It is a big responsibility that many handle well. Others use college as an opportunity to explore the world and test boundaries. Recreational drug use is sometimes one way in which college students experiment with their new found freedom. While this recreational drug use may not seem like a big deal, it can, in some situations, result in drug charges.

Can prescriptions drugs lead to DUII charges?

In a recent blog post, this blog discussed the case of a woman that was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. In that case, the woman was facing drug changes and DUII charges for being found in a car with illegal drugs and prescription drugs. Police claim that the woman was under the influence of these drugs while behind the wheel.

Traffic stop result in DUII and drug charges for Portland woman

Police in Portland closely monitor drivers to make sure that they are following traffic rules. While this keeps people safe, it can also result in criminal charges for others. Driving under the influence of intoxicants is a common charge against are drivers. When people are suspected of DUII they face a variety of serious legal consequences. In some cases, DUII charges can be the tip of the iceberg for Portland drivers.

Murder charges and gun rights in Oregon

There are a wide variety of criminal charges in Oregon. When these charges are felonies they can have serious effects on the future of someone's life. Consequences for felony charges in Oregon include probation, prison time, fines, restitution, the sex offender registry and more.

Don't miss a DUII deadline

A drunk driving arrest can be a scary experience. For many people, the arrest was one huge mistake. Those arrested for DUII in Oregon are often just regular people who did not realize that they have overindulged. They are not hardened criminals or bad people. They simply made a mistake.

What is an implied consent hearing in Oregon?

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a mistake that many Oregonians make each year. This mistake can have long lasting consequences if the legal case is not handled correctly. People may only think about the criminal side of the case in this situation. They may be worried about fines, jail time and the possibility of an ignition interlock device in these situations.

Alcohol education classes and DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. However, it is one that can easily happen to people that would otherwise never break the law. When people recreationally drink, they may not realize when they have had too much. In some cases, a person can reach the legal limit after only a small or moderate amount of alcohol. This mistake, however, can affect their lives for years to come.

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