A grand jury has recently decided not to charge an Oregon man following a criminal investigation. In this case, the man faced potential charges for felony crimes after a shooting.
Some people may think that felony charges only arise as the result of intentional conduct. They may think that those accused of felonies have created a thought out plan prior to a crime being committed. However, this is often not the case. Many times felonies -- like assault or weapons charges -- may be committed in the heat of the moment or completely by mistake. In any case, the penalties for committing a felony in Oregon are severe.
When a person is charged with a serious crime, many different things can happen. In some cases, the person may be arrested right away. In other situations, police may arrest a person following an investigation or search. In one recent Portland case, the person turned himself into the police and was arrested forfelonies.