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Defenses to driving with an Oregon revoked license

There are certain behaviors that will lead to serious consequences in Oregon. When a person is convicted of a crime, that person often faces serious punishments. For many driving related infractions, Oregon residents may lose the right to drive. However, having access to a car is still important. Many people may end up facing additional charges for driving without a license.

Don't brave misdemeanor charges alone

It can be easy for people who've been accused of misdemeanor crimes to think that the charges are no big deal. While felony charges carry serious jail time and high fines, many think of misdemeanors as carrying insignificant penalties. However, this is not necessarily the truth. Misdemeanors can have a long-lasting effect on a person's life.

What is prostitution in Oregon?

There have been many occasions where this blog has highlighted stories where Oregon residents have been accused of sex crimes. Most recently, we highlighted the case of an alleged internet sex ring that resulted in prostitution charges for 10 individuals. While Oregon residents may have heard the term prostitution on many occasions, they may not be aware of the legal realities of prostitution charges.

Misdemeanor charges for creating a hazard

When considering criminal charges it's easy to assume that a person must have taken active steps to hurt another in some way. Organ residents may assume that they need to orchestrate the entire event in order to be found guilty on a particular charge. However, people should know that it's not always that simple.

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.

Oregon man charged with misdemeanors over letters to officials

When Oregonians feel like their needs are not being met, it can be easy for them to lash out against another person or entity. In some situations, this can be healthy. But, Oregonians need to be careful to not break criminal laws in the process. In many cases, misdemeanor charges can be filed against an Oregonian that makes physical or emotional threats against another person.

What is an Oregon petty misdemeanor?

When Oregonians are charged with a crime, they are charged with a very specific offense. In Oregon, crimes are broken down into a variety of different categories. Each category has a very specific meaning with specific consequences. People need to understand these categories to know exactly what they are facing following an arrest.

What is Oregon's Deferred Adjudication Program?

Humans are prone to making mistakes. People act out in the heat of the moment and may make decisions that are not in their best interests. In some cases, these decisions can result in criminal charges. Misdemeanor charges are common for less serious offenses. These can include shoplifting, petty-theft, simple assault, certain drug charges and traffic infractions.

Responding to a traffic citation in Oregon

Many Oregon residents drive a car on a daily basis. Most of these drivers probably understand that they must follow rules of the road and all traffic laws. These include speed limits, license requirements and other safe driving rules. If people do not follow these rules, they risk being charged with a traffic violation. This can be as simple as a speeding ticket, or as serious as a misdemeanor charge.

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