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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.

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In Oregon, felony charges are very serious. They can result in long prison sentences, large fines, probation, permanent criminal records and more. People facing felony charges can feel like they are living in limbo as they await the result of their criminal trial. While facing conviction they can suffer problems in their social life, their reputation can be damaged and they may lose their job. These problems can make it difficult for people to enjoy their life until the matter is settled.

Man shot by police in Portland faces criminal charges

An unarmed man shot by Portland police is now facing serious felony charges in connection with the incident. According to reports, the 27-year-old man was shot on Interstate 84 after waving a replica gun at police officers. Police claim that he was shouting at police, asking them to shoot him. Prior to the incident, reports say that he was wandering in the interstate and caused several cars to swerve to avoid hitting him.

You need immediate help with felony charges

Under Oregon law, most crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are very serious offenses that -- upon conviction -- can result in more than a year in prison. However, people may not realize how varied felony crimes are. Felony crimes can include anything from drug charges to charges for sex crimes or theft. Whether something is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony can change the way prosecutors handle a case, and how, if you are charged, you should handle your defense.

Oregon woman faces felony charges for child assault

A 40-year-old woman faces felony charges in an Oregon court after the alleged murder of her daughter and the attempted murder of another daughter. According to police, the woman checked in to an Oregon resort with her 2-year-old and 13-year-old daughters in late July. Three days after entering the room, a cleaning crew found the girls. According to police, when the cleaning crew found the 13-year-old, her neck was slashed. However, the girl was still alive. The 2-year-old was apparently found drowned in the bathtub.

Brothers brought back to Oregon to face sex crime charges

When felony charges are levied against an Oregon citizen, police will make all effort to arrest the individual so that criminal proceedings can continue. If an arrest is not immediately made, law enforcement officials can work with other agencies to secure the arrest. At times, other states and the federal government can even get involved in a particular search.

Oregon women face various felony charges after arrest

Most people understand the seriousness of felony charges. Many people understand that those found guilty of felony crimes can be sentenced to long prison sentences, large fines, probation and more. Convicted felons often lose other rights too including the right to vote or own firearms. However, many people may not understand the criminal defense options available to those fighting felony charges.

Men face murder charges following suspected arson

Three Oregon residents have recently been indicted on serious felony charges. According to reports, the men were involved in a suspected arson that led to the death of a 37-year-old man. Police say that a detached garage was intentionally set on fire. Firefighters were able to remove the man from the garage, but he died later at a nearby hospital.

Oregon pastor taken into custody for alleged sex crimes

A Happy Valley pastor is in hot water after being taken into custody for alleged sex crimes. Police claim the 64-year-old man, who co-founded the North Clackamas Bible Community, committed three acts of unlawful sexual penetration. Each offense is a Class A felony charge, carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years and four months behind bars. Without a strong criminal defense, this man's life may be turned upside down.

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