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What constitutes rape in Oregon?

Felony charges are very serious. They include a variety of different criminal charges including many sex crimes. As most people know, sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted. People who are convicted of sex crime charges -- including rape -- can face serious penalties including long prison sentences.

Murder charges and gun rights in Oregon

There are a wide variety of criminal charges in Oregon. When these charges are felonies they can have serious effects on the future of someone's life. Consequences for felony charges in Oregon include probation, prison time, fines, restitution, the sex offender registry and more.

White collar crimes also need an aggressive defense

Many posts on this blog have stressed the seriousness of felony charges. People likely understand that they can face serious prison sentences, large fines and probation for a conviction on felony charges. However, people may not always think of the wide range of felony charges available. Not every felony charge is just for a violent crime. In fact, many white collar crimes, are purely financial. As we explained in a recent post, Oregon residents can face a Class B felony for money laundering, even when no violence was used in a case.

What are the fines for felony convictions in Oregon?

On many occasions, this blog has explained that the potential penalties for felony convictions in Oregon are severe. These crimes are the most serious that a person can face and therefore the penalties reflect that. While many people know that these crimes can potentially include a prison sentence, many people may not realize that they can be sentenced to large fines in addition to the prison time.

What is money laundering?

In a recent article, this blog highlighted the story of several local Portland residents who were arrested on various drug charges. In addition to the drug charges, the men faced charges for money laundering and illegal gambling. According to reports, the individuals had been using a local café to launder money obtained through a gambling ring and from distributing marijuana across the United States. After reading this story, many people may wonder -- what constitutes money laundering?

What is the statute of limitation for murder charges in Oregon?

Recently, this blog highlighted the story of a man that was charged in an attempted murder case. While the charges may not seem unusual, the man was charged with attempted murder almost two years after the alleged incident happened. For many people that may seem like a long time. People may think that criminal charges need to be brought quickly after an incident occurs. However, this may not be the case.

Man charged with attempted murder nearly 2 years after shooting

The threat of criminal charges can follow a person for a long time after the alleged incident occurs. Depending on the specific act, the threat of criminal charges may follow people for the rest of their lives. When a person is under investigation for a criminal activity, especially a felony, steps can be taken to protect the person's legal rights. With the right help, people can make sure that police or law enforcement officials do not overstep their boundaries during the investigation so that they do not unjustly face penalties.

What is the difference between assault and battery?

When someone is facing felony charges, the person can feel a whirlwind of emotions. They may be in jail as they await criminal proceedings, the may be out on bail, they may be dealing with the stigma of false accusations or the guilt and remorse for a mistake. Often people facing these serious charges are thrown into an unfamiliar legal world where very specific rules apply. They may not understand exactly why they are facing specific charges or even where to begin their defense.

Shooting leaves 16-year-old with felony charges

In a lot of cases, criminal charges stem from one incident or act. They result from one moment in time where someone either failed to do something or acted in a way the person shouldn't have. Yet, the consequences from this one moment have the potential to stay with a person for the rest of the person's life. When the accused is young, the consequences can be even more acute.

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