1. Any person facing a criminal charge absolutely needs a criminal defense attorney to get through the situation successfully. A criminal defense attorney will review the evidence and lay out the best strategy for handling your matter. You need someone on your side who understands the system, and who can analyze the situation objectively, and can prepare your defense or negotiate on your behalf. Only a criminal defense attorney can do these things for you.
2. You absolutely should NOT...
Oregon law does not permit reduction of a class A felony to a lesser offense after conviction.
That is not to say there is nothing that can be done, in a truly meritorious situation.
You should contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free and confidential consultations to potential clients.
It all depends on what you mean by "dating".
Holding hands won't get you into trouble. Going to a movie won't be a problem. Playing tennis or golf is acceptable.
On the other hand, if there is any sexual activity, and you are more than three years apart in age, you may be facing major problems.
You should not post anything about this online. Anything you say, to anybody other than an attorney, could be used as evidence against you.
In Oregon, the law-enforcement authorities are...
Any person being accused of a crime should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Many defense attorneys offer a free and confidential consultation potential clients.
You absolutely must not post anything further online about your situation.
What you post on a public Internet site such as this can be read by the police, social workers, prosecutors, and others who do not have your best interest at heart.
If I am not mistaken, you have already posted several questions about your matter online. Doing do is not in your interest. For your sake, I hope you stop posting things online about your matter. The best thing you can do is to contact a criminal defense attorney. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free and confidential consultations to potential clients.
The short answer to your question is that, in Oregon, there are ways to keep things off a person's record. The only way to...
In order to convict you of theft, the prosecutor has to prove that you intended to steal the item from the store.
You have the right to take your case to trial and require the prosecutor to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
You are presumed innocent, but anything you say can used as evidence against you.
Any person who is charged with a crime is facing some very serious consequences. If you are convicted of theft, it will be very difficult for you to get a job or a decent...
It is possible to get a class C felony reduced to a misdemeanor. Generally speaking, a motion would be filed with the court at the time the person completes probation. The motion would present all mitigating circumstances concerning the facts of the case, as well as the person's history and background. If you wish to explore this possibility, you should contact a criminal defense attorney and seek a confidential consultation. You should not post anything else about your matter on the Internet,...
Oregon's expungement law prohibits you from expunging anything where you have been convicted of another offense other than a traffic violation within the 10 year period prior to filing your expungement motion. So, unfortunately, the answer to your question is no, you have to wait until the 10th anniversary of your conviction for criminal mischief before you can expunge anything other than that. Once your expungement motion is granted, all official records of the case, including arrest records,...
It is impossible to answer your question without further information. For example, you say that you and your daughter received grand jury subpoenas. What you do not say is how you received the subpoenas. Oregon law requires that a subpoena be served in person, in most cases. If you received subpoenas by mail, they may be unenforceable. Additionally, you and your daughter might have legal grounds to resist the subpoenas. The only way for you and your daughter to know whether you must obey the...
Under Oregon Law, if you successfully completed DUII Diversion and your case was dismissed, you have not been convicted of a crime.
We defend clients facing criminal charges throughout the state of Oregon. Feel free to contact our office for a free and confidential consultation.