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What are cyber crimes?

The internet opens up a whole new world of exploration for many people. Oregon residents can virtually visit any place or anyone. The internet can be used to learn more about nearly any topic in a short amount of time.

Internet post leads to arrest of Portland man

The internet has changed many Oregonians' lives for the better. It has given people access to people and things all around the world. It has also, through social media, connected people to social networks far beyond their local community. Sometimes, people turn to these social networks to vent or post about their frustrations. Whether or not people intend to act on what they talk about online, people can face serious criminal charges for internet posts.

Marijuana cultivation and federal law

Penalties for drug use can be severe. The exact penalties a person will face because of drug charges depends on a variety of factors. These factors include the type of drug involved in the case, how much of the drug was found and where the drugs were found. Other factors such as whether the person was found selling, manufacturing or cultivating a drug can also affect the particular charges and penalties the person faces. Finally, whether or not the person faces these charges in state or federal court also makes a big difference.

Criminal investigations should never be taken lightly

Criminal charges rarely appear out of nowhere. They are the product of a criminal investigation that has been opened for one reason or another. After opening a case, police officers, federal agents or other law enforcement officials will begin to investigate the situation. From the moment that the investigation has been started, they will begin to form opinions about a particular suspect.

Can a felony be treated like a misdemeanor in Oregon?

When you think about criminal charges, you may think that they can be neatly separated into different categories. For example, many people may believe that all crimes will either be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. However, it's often not that simple. You may be unaware that under certain Oregon laws, legal maneuvering is possible that can allow a crime to receive one classification over the other. In other words, it is possible in some situations to change a felony into a misdemeanor.

Can you lose your car after an Oregon shooting?

In a recent case highlighted on this blog, an Oregon man has been accused of several weapons charges after allegedly being involved in a shooting. Weapon charges, like the ones the man faces in that case, can be very serious. Not only do charges like felony possession of a weapon include penalties like prison time, they can also have civil consequences.

Criminal defense strategies and the truth

No two people will ever view the same event in the exact same way. Even when two people see the same thing, their accounts about what happened can be very different. In the context of criminal charges, this can often lead to debates about the "truth." Prosecutors will have their story and those accused of criminal behavior will have theirs.

No matter the crime, a criminal defense is important

On many different occasions, this blog has discussed the nuances of different types of crimes. For example, as many Oregon residents likely understand, there are two main types of crimes, felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are typically more serious and include harsher penalties. Felony charges can be for violent or non-violent crimes. Being convicted of felony charges often results in more than one year in prison, serious fines and more.

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