Unless an individual meets the requirements found in ORS 166.291, Oregon county sheriffs are required to issue concealed handgun licenses because Oregon is a "shall issue" state. Some situations arise, though, causing an individual to have a handgun license denied. If you believe you've received a denial without reasonable grounds, you do have legal recourse.
Many people understand that felony charges are reserved for the most serious of crimes. People know that these include murder and other violent crimes, sex crimes and weapons charges. However, people may not be aware that there are a lot of different types of felonies. Some of these felony charges can even apply when no one is physically hurt by another person's conduct.
In North Portland, a man was recently arrested for violent crimes and on weapons charges. Specifically, the felonies against him included unlawful possession of a firearm, attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Criminal proceedings can be confusing for those unfamiliar with the Oregon court system. Courts are set up with complex rules of evidence and procedure that often are not explained, either in movies and television or in real life. People must be sure that they have help to guide them through the proceedings so they can ensure their rights are protected and they receive a fair shake.