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  • Oregon has vastly expanded eligibility to expunge marijuana convictions.

    For many years, certain marijuana convictions did not qualify for expungement. For example, we have received calls from many people frustrated that they could not expunge convictions for growing marij

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  • Savvy criminal defense lawyers can make effective use of polygraph results.

    Polygraph results are not generally admissible in evidence. Nevertheless, savvy criminal defense lawyers can help their clients by making effective use of polygraph results. This guide explains how.

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  • I WILL NOT SPEAK WITHOUT MY ATTORNEY PRESENT!

    These 8 words can make the difference between a person going to prison or not. Any person facing a criminal charge needs to assert his right to counsel and not make statements to the police. Making a

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  • Traffic Violations: YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL!

    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 municipal court.

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  • BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

    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 anyone who is contacteda person purporting to be a law enforcement agent should exercise extreme cauti...

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  • Oregon's Legislature Just Passed an Excellent New Law To Rein in the Online Mugshot Industry

    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 addressed the problem.

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  • Important New Amendment to Oregon's Expungement Law (ORS 137.225)

    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 offenses.

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  • Making Sure the Background Check Companies Erase Your Expunged Record

    Our law office helps clients with expungements all the time. In Oregon, a person who has been arrested or convicted of a crime can often get the arrest or conviction removed. Expungement in Oregon is governed by ORS 137.225. The procedure is officially known as a Motion to Set As...

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  • Guidelines to follow if you are under investigation for Internet activity

    1. Be extremely careful about online contacts with people who are possibly minors. On the Internet, people are frequently other than they appear to be. Undercover detectives frequently conduct sting operations in which officers pretend to be teenagers or preteens, or purveyors of...

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  • DUI Cases Can Be Defended Successfully

    Proactive and resourceful advocacy on behalf of client paved the way to the State's dismissal of our client's DUII charge. Client W was discovered in his truck, parked off the side of a roadway, soun

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