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Portland teen faces charges for alleged hit-and-run

When a person gets behind the wheel of a car in Oregon, the person is taking on a big responsibility. Not only are people responsible for their own safety, but also for the safety of others. If a car accident occurs, a driver may face criminal charges under certain circumstances. In particular, if a person is involved in a hit-and-run involving injuries, criminal charges can follow.

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.

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.

What is measure 11?

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.

What are the time limits for felony charges in Oregon?

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.

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 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.

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