Jeffrey A Turnoy’s Guides

Jeffrey A Turnoy

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Traffic Violations: YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL!

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, 11 months ago.

    Our law office gets calls from people all the time who are facing traffic violation charges. Frequently, the charges are slated for trial in a local municipal court. People often feel they have no chance of winning. Our office has proven that clients can win even in a local muni...

  2. BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, about 1 year ago.

    A client recently came to our office alarmed that he was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The matter turned out to be a scam. This incident is a reminder that any person who receives contact from a person purporting to be a law enforcement agent should exercise...

  3. New Law Passed by Oregon Legislature Seeks to Curb Practices by Online Mugshot Industry

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, about 1 year ago.

    Many of our clients complain about bottom feeding businesses that have cropped up in recent years, that make money off of people's misfortunes by posting mugshots online, extorting fees in order to remove such material from the Internet. Finally, Oregon's Legislature has address...

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  4. New Amendments to Oregon's Expungement Law (ORS 137.225)

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, about 1 year ago.

    Oregon's Expungement Law (ORS 137.225) has provided an excellent vehicle for people to clear up their record. Officially known as a Motion to Set Aside, this statute has enabled people to get a fresh start. Now, for the first time, it will be possible to expunge certain sex offe...

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  5. THE OREGON PARDON POWER: SIMPLE PROCESS, DIFFICULT RESULT

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, about 1 year ago.

    The Oregon Constitution gives the Governor the sole power to grant a pardon to a person convicted of a crime in Oregon. Oregon law details how a person can apply to the Governor for a pardon. It is a relatively simple process. However, granting a pardon is not the norm. To apply...

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  6. RESTORING YOUR GUN RIGHTS

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, over 1 year ago.

    If you have been convicted of a felony, then it is illegal for you to possess a firearm. However, there is a process for getting your gun rights back. Oregon law sets out specific requirements and procedures which, if met, allow for a convicted felon to purchase and/or possess a ...

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  7. THE EFFECT OF EXPUNGEMENT ON FEDERAL AND PRIVATE AGENCIES

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, over 1 year ago.

    Oregons expungement law says that once a motion to clear your record is granted, you can answer questions as if the conviction and arrest never happened. All public records kept by the State of Oregon and law enforcement agencies within the State of Oregon will be erased by orde...

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  8. Cleared Record, Delayed Report

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Turnoy, over 1 year ago.

    Doing expungement work, meaning wiping a persons criminal record clean, is a big part of our criminal defense practice. Allowing people to start fresh without any criminal convictions on their record is a big help to our clients. However, it happens occasionally that after a conv...

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