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The sex offender registry has serious consequences for Oregonians

Being found guilty of any crime has serious consequences, especially when that crime is a felony. But, for many types of crime, the defendants only need to serve their sentences and then they can move on with their lives. This is often not the case for those found guilty of a sex crime.

Man sentenced to life in prison in Portland for sex crimes

Despite maintaining his innocence, a man has been sentenced to life in prison for sex crimes. The man was charged with several felonies including promoting prostitution, sexual abuse, child sex abuse and compelling prostitution. The man will not be eligible for parole.

After car accident man sentenced to five years in prison

When people drive their cars, they have a duty to do so carefully. When people are negligent, they can face both civil and criminal liability. If people are so negligent while driving that they hurt someone else, they can be charged with a variety of felonies. Recently a man was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide following a car accident.

Oregon teacher forced to register as sex offender after plea deal

An Oregon teacher has recently accepted a plea deal that resulted in prosecutors dropping felony charges against her. In this case, prosecutors claim that the 37-year-old high school teacher had inappropriate sexual relations with a 17-year-old student. Since the student was underage at the time of the sexual contact, the teacher was charged with several felony sex crimes. According to police, another teacher reported the sexual activity.

Beaverton area police chase ends with felony charges

An Oregon man out on parole was recently involved in a police chase that led to serious charges. These charges -- some of which are felonies -- could lead to prison time for the man. Police allege that they tried to stop the 29-year-old man near the intersection of Walker Road and Canyon Road in the Beaverton area. At the time, the man was apparently driving a stolen truck. Instead of stopping, the man ran from police, they said.

Oregon election worker charged with felonies

When a person is in a position in which the public is relying on his or her authority, any allegations of misconduct can come as a shock. People may be quick to judge the person as guilty without knowing all of the circumstances in the case. When the allegations are for serious charges, like felonies, it is important for accused people to defend themselves. Public servant or not, everyone has the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Oregon man accused of bribing police faces felony charge

There are many different classifications of crimes. One of the main ways crimes are classified is the distinction between misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are more serious charges that typically mean a person can be sentenced to more than one year in prison if found guilty, whereas misdemeanors carry penalties of under one year in jail. Many people may think only violent crimes or those involving lots of money fall into the felony category, but this is not true. In Oregon, felonies are varied and can include lesser criminal activity.

Oregon man sentenced after pleading guilty to sex crime

Some crimes, due to their shocking nature, get extra attention from the media. The media sometimes take these cases and sensationalize them for their own gain. In these types of cases, it can be hard for those accused of a crime to get fair criminal proceedings. Because people see the news version of the story and form their own opinions, even if the person is innocent, he or she can be unfairly judged.

Court changes charges to felonies for man accused of stabbing

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.

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