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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

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...
The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The findings included the following: (1) 70% of drivers reported talking on a cellphone while driving; (2) 42% said they read texts or e-mails in traffic; (3) 48% said they drove 15 mph over the speed limit, (4) 39% said they drove through a light that just turned red when they could have stopped safely; and (5) 13% said that they drove when their blood alcohol level “might have been near or over the legal limit within the past year.

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DUI Conviction in Oregon? How to Lift Your License Suspension

DUI Conviction in Oregon? How to Lift Your License Suspension

Drivers who are arrested by a police officer and tested with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher, as well as those who refuse a breathalyzer test, face an immediate license suspension. An individual who has lost his or her license in Oregon should consult a DUI lawyer to help navigate the state’s license reinstatement process.

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Pedestrian Safety in Portland

Pedestrian Safety in Portland

The Oregonian reported that the City of Portland has recorded 12 traffic fatalities in the first half of 2016. This is an increase of approximately 40% from the same period the previous year. Five of those killed were pedestrians, and one was riding a bicycle. These...

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Diminished Value Law In Oregon

Diminished Value Law In Oregon

Updated from original post on August 5, 2016 Back in 1930, automobiles weren’t nearly as prevalent as they are today. But, people still got into car crashes and then had to deal with the repercussions of owning a vehicle that’s been in a collision. That year, the...

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What to Know About Commercial Drug Offenses in Oregon

What to Know About Commercial Drug Offenses in Oregon

When it comes to a drug-related offense, the possibilities for punishment may loom large in Oregon. Oregon has a relatively liberal judicial attitude toward marijuana, and a stern view of other drugs. Commercial drug charges—the most severe—include manufacture or...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries are Common in Auto Accidents

In recent years, public awareness about brain injuries has been growing. March is now National Brain Injury Awareness Month. The film Concussion highlighted the impact that head trauma can have on the lives of the injured as well as their families. The Oregonian...

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Oregon Police Combat Distracted Driving

Oregon Police Combat Distracted Driving

The Oregonian reported recently that the Oregon State Police have added forty unmarked police cars to their fleet in order to combat the “epidemic” of distracted driving. According to the article, the police have reported a 37% increase in traffic stops for distracted...

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