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Jeffrey A Turnoy

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How do I represent myself and obtain my blood results before court on date 10/20/14?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Travis Michael O'Neal
    4. Jonathan D. Esten
    4 lawyer answers

    What you can do to alleviate the stress of all of this is talk to an attorney in private, and either hire your own attorney, or have the Court appoint an attorney for you. You absolutely should not go through this on your own. It would be very unwise to represent yourself. If your court date on 10/20 is your first appearance, tell the judge that you want a lawyer to represent you, if you cannot afford an attorney yourself. The judge will then appoint an attorney to help you in this difficult...

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  2. I got a DUI citation, have a perfect driving record, what are my options so I do not lose my driving privileges?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Troy Austin Pickard
    3. Daniel R Kruse
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to speak with an attorney immediately about this. There are firm deadlines (10 days from date of citation) in which to challenge any DMV license suspension. As to the DUII itself, for a first time offender, you are likely eligible for Diversion, which will result in dismissal of the DUII if you successfully complete it, or you can take your case to trial. An attorney will be able to go over all of your options and the requirements of Diversion, should you qualify for it. Good luck!

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  3. My brother was attacked outside a bar. And fired his handgun into the ground for warning ( has license to carry).

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Thomas Ifversen
    3. Justin N Rosas
    4. Jared Justice
    5. Sunil K Raju
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, many actions we might think are reasonable under the circumstances can still be charged as unlawful use of a firearm. Just because charges are brought does not mean your brother is sunk. Your brother needs to speak with an attorney immediately to assess his situation and prepare a defense. An attorney will certainly negotiate with the prosecutor to drop this case, or to reduce charges/penalties, or go to trial if need be. Your brother should not speak to anyone but an attorney...

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  4. If felony is discharged/dismissed, does this felony charge still show in your records?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jay Bodzin
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Bodzin and have one point to add. If you were arrested for this charge, you should be able to get the arrest record expunged immediately if a formal charging instrument (an indictment) was issued against you. If no instrument was issued, then you have to wait a year to expunge the arrest.

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  5. My son was arrested and held for two weeks for a murder inwhich he has no knowledge and was not even in the vicinity nor city.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jay Bodzin
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no way to answer your question without further information. However, you should not make any more statements online about your son's case, we can never know who is reading what is posted. Your son should only speak with an attorney about his situation. From what you have stated, it is difficult to tell what stage of the case this is at. If your son has already been convicted of the murder which you mention, then his option is to seek post-conviction relief. If the murder charge is new,...

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  6. I'm 19 and live in Portland Oregon. I stole from Wal-Mart, I have no job but I have a fine of a thousand dollars to pay

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Sarah M Hays
    2. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    3. Stanton Crane Shelby
    4. Peter R Tovey
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues and write to add that if you have not yet been to court and have not been found guilty of a crime, then you need to not post any further details of this incident online, and only discuss this matter with an attorney in private. Anything you write can be used against you in court.

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  7. What does it mean to get a record expunged? It is helpful in terms of it no longer being visible on a record? What is the cost?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Karen J Mockrin
    2. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    3. Andrew M Kohlmetz
    4. William W Housley
    4 lawyer answers

    An expungement means that the conviction did not happen as a matter of law. Therefore, it does not exist. It should not show up on background checks, but it often depends on how updated the company records are; all expunged convictions are supposed to be removed from the records. As far as obtaining an insurance license, you would need to check with the agency first about that, as some organizations, like the military, still look at expunged convictions. The process generally includes filing...

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  8. She has 3 IDENTITY THEFT charges including 3 FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD and 1 CRIMINAL MISTREATMENT 1ST DEG what can she get

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jeffrey S Siefman
    3. Jeremiah Vail Ross
    4. Jonah Morningstar
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on many factors, including what evidence the government has, what possible plea deals can be worked out, and the criminal history of the offender. You should not reveal any further details of this, but without more information, it is impossible to know what exactly the person can be sentenced for. The offenses you have listed are felony offenses which can carry stiff penalties, including prison time. The person needs to speak with an attorney immediately to...

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  9. I have a younger brother that has been arrested on a theft I C felony. He has priors. How long could he be facing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jared Justice
    3. Daniel R Kruse
    4. Nicholas A Heydenrych
    4 lawyer answers

    There are many factors that determine a person's sentence, including criminal history, the number of victims, and the specific facts and circumstances of the offense. Plus, since he is on probation, jail time can be tacked on to whatever sentence is given for the underlying crime. Your brother needs to speak with an attorney immediately to discuss his options. If he cannot afford one, he can contact the Oregon State Bar's Modest Means Program, and they will help him.

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  10. I was charged with DUii the first time and I didn't have any other charges beside this one, but I'm only 19 years old.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey A Turnoy
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Emily M. Oberdorfer
    4. David Charles Clarke
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally, a first DUII will get a person eligible for diversion. However, not all first-time DUII's are eligible, such as when an injury to another person results from the DUII. The specifics of eligibility would be something you would need to speak with your attorney about. To your second question, if you successfully complete diversion, then the DUII charge will be dismissed, and there will not be a DUII on your record. It does not matter that you are 19, you are given the same options as...

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