Mark C Cogan’s Answers

Mark C Cogan

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Does my son have to attend an "inquiry" if three months have passed and there was never any charges pressed?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Karen J Mockrin
    3. Peter R Tovey
    3 lawyer answers

    Your son needs a lawyer. He should not speak further with law enforcement. Nothing further should be posted about this online. What you and your son post on the Internet can be read by the police, the juvenile authorities, and others who do not have your son's best interests at heart.

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  2. How should I go about dealing with two criminal misdemeanor charges (Criminal Mischief II and Criminal Trespass II)?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Karen J Mockrin
    2. Mark C Cogan
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Robert J Harris
    5. Jonah Morningstar
    5 lawyer answers

    1. Get a good criminal defense lawyer. 2. Work with your lawyer to develop your strategy. 3. Speak to nobody other than your lawyer about your case. 4. Above all, do not post anything else about your case online.

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  3. I have been charged with a DUII and reckless endangerment.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Damien S Donnelly-Cole
    2. Richard E Oberdorfer
    3. Mark C Cogan
    3 lawyer answers

    There are many things a defense attorney can do to help you in regard to a charge of driving under the influence. In order to fully protect your rights, be sure to challenge the proposed license suspension within the first 10 days following your arrest. You should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. You will not get the necessary guidance on the Internet. Even worse, anything you post online on a public forum such as this can be read by the police, prosecutors, and judge....

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  4. Im being indicted for manufacturing of pot with no plants just stem and water leaf can they do that in oregon

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Karen J Mockrin
    2. Mark C Cogan
    3. Jay Bodzin
    4. Peter R Tovey
    4 lawyer answers

    It is extremely unwise to post information about your legal situation online. You should discuss your case only with your attorney.

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  5. What decides whether someone is convicted of statutory rape?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    2 lawyer answers

    You and your boyfriend both need legal representation and you need it immediately. There is much that a capable lawyer can do to help you and him in this situation. Your boyfriend is facing prosecution for a sex crime that could result in him being a convicted felon for the rest of his life. He is also facing jail or prison time and being labeled as a sex offender. Anything you or your boyfriend say to people who are not attorneys can make the situation even worse. Your boyfriend absolutely...

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  6. How can I obtain my criminal/court records from overseas?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Jeffrey Scott Milstein
    3. Robert Glenn Crow
    3 lawyer answers

    The best way to expunge your conviction and arrest records would be to use an attorney who handles expungements on a regular basis. In most cases, we can download the necessary records from the court system. Once we have the particulars, we prepare the necessary documents and file them with the court, serving the prosecutor with a copy of the documents. To expunge a criminal conviction in the State of Oregon, there is a filing fee in the amount of $252 which must be paid to the court and a...

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  7. Can a store manager file assault charges on a customer if the customer only hit the employee and no one else?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. Sean Patrick Lewis
    3 lawyer answers

    Criminal charges for incidents such as this can be very severe. Once the matter receives police attention, the alleged victim does not have the power to decide whether charges will be pursued. Any person who is being accused of a crime, especially one as serious as this, requires immediate assistance by a skilled and resourceful criminal defense attorney. One topic which your defense attorney will want to explore is whether it is possible to accomplish a Civil Compromise, which may have...

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  8. I been charge for first time theft 3 . I need to have a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Clayton Tullos
    3. Karen J Mockrin
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Justin Bradley Weisberg
    5 lawyer answers

    In the legal profession, we have a expression that goes "a person who represents himself has a fool for a client". The reason for this wisdom is that nobody can be truly objective about his own case. Nor can anybody be the most effective advocate for his own cause. Even when an attorney is facing a criminal charge, the attorney would be well advised to be represented by an objective and experienced advocate. This goes even more for a person, no matter how intellectually gifted, who...

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  9. What does 'Crim misch li' stand for and what are the possible penalties?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Nicholas A Heydenrych
    3. Karen J Mockrin
    3 lawyer answers

    Criminal mischief is a crime that is committed when a person damages property belonging to another person. The charge of criminal mischief in the second degree is a misdemeanor, and carries penalties including possible jail time, fines, probation, restitution, and community service. Any person who is facing a criminal charge should consult a criminal defense attorney to find out what can be done to minimize the consequences. One option in the case of criminal mischief is to seek a civil...

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  10. My son was picked up today and was questioned by a detevtive and asked to take a polygraph on monday

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark C Cogan
    2. Jeffrey S Siefman
    3. Jay Bodzin
    4. Troy Austin Pickard
    5. Jonah Morningstar
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Any person who is under suspicion of a crime should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. Under no circumstances should your son speak to the police. The only thing he should say is that he will not speak without his attorney present. When police are under suspicion of wrongdoing, they get legal representation immediately. The reason is that the police know that the system is not fair to people who lack legal representation. That principle applies even more to people who are not...

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