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In Oregon, Why Would You Need To Register As A Sex Offender?

Sex Crimes are very serious and can have life-long consequences. If you are charged with certain types of sex crimes, you are required by law to register as a Sex Offender in Oregon. The state can charge you with a crime for not registering as a Sex Offender when...

Different Types of Law Enforcement Agents

With so many different types of government law enforcement agents, it can be confusing whichgovernment agent does what and how a citizen should react to each of them. In an emergency, you should always call 911. When reporting a non-emergency you should call your...

You’ve Received a Traffic or Parking Ticket, Now What?

Sure, you could ask the "Facebook Lawyers" how to fight a speeding ticket or how to fight a parking ticket in Oregon, and you will get all kinds of stories. People will tell you what they think the law is and what you can and can't do about tickets. You can ask your...

How To Win A DMV Hearing

There are so many things set in motion when you get arrested for a DUI in the State of Oregon, this is why it is important to get legal representation as soon as possible so you don't miss any deadlines.  What is a DMV Hearing? A DMV Hearing, also called an Implied...
Always Follow Police Orders

Always Follow Police Orders

Knowing what you can and can't do when you are interacting with a police officer is imperative. Stay calm and be courteous to the officer. Whether you are stopped in a car, on a bike, or on foot you must remain calm. Remember that anything you do or say can be used...

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Driving Under the Influence: Categories of DUII Offenses

The driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) laws in Oregon is among the strictest in the nation. The penalties for this crime vary depending on how many times the person has already been convicted of a DUII, as described below. However, each case is...

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What is a Measure 11 Crime?

What is a Measure 11 Crime?

Changes may be on the horizon in 2021. Measure 11 was originally passed in 1994 to establish mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, with no possibility of early release for good behavior, for a certain class of violent crimes. Those crimes include Manslaughter,...

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New Laws for Portland and Oregon in 2021

New Laws for Portland and Oregon in 2021

(source: KGW News) TLDR; Cigarette and Tobacco tax increaseDriver licenses without Proof of Legal PresenceFacial recognition ban (Portland only)Decriminalization of low-level drug possession (Feb 1)Minimum wage increase (July 1) Cigarette, tobacco tax increase There...

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Domestic Violence Arrests Increase During COVID-19

Domestic Violence Arrests Increase During COVID-19

Because of many factors, including work-from-home, homeschooling, the existential dread of the Pandemic, lack of space in the home, and even some regions releasing violent criminals early, there has been a worldwide surge in Domestic Violence arrests and Restraining...

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Why Defend “Guilty People?”

Why Defend “Guilty People?”

First off, everyone deserves to have their rights protected. That's why rights are there. To make sure the system is as fair as possible to all people. That said, we often to ensure that happens, and that's why everyone charged with a crime should strongly consider...

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