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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,...
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...
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...
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.