Joshua Pond’s Guides

Joshua Pond

Portland Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Feds Lay Out New Marijuana Sentencing Approach

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, about 1 year ago.

    Earlier this week, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Department of Justice would be instituting major reforms in the prosecution of drug crimes. Specifically, Holder noted the importance of reevaluating the Justice Departments approach to marijuana and announced plans...

  2. Jury Nullification

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, over 2 years ago.

    People have a great deal of power and ability to form and shape our government and yet many of the paths through which people can do this are not utilized. We all know about voting, but there are many other paths that are not widely known and, often, deliberately kept from the pu...

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  3. Should I Take the Breath Test?

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    After explaining the events that led to their arrest for DUII, nearly every person who steps into my office asks, So, what do you think, was I wrong to agree to the breath test (if they did) or was I wrong to refuse to take the breath test (if they did not provide a sample). Ther...

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  4. Jail as Rehab?

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    Just over a week ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision in US v Grant that may have wide sweeping implications on many drug and alcohol cases in the future. I have long said, and will continue to do so, that jails make terrible treatment programs. Incarcerati...

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  5. Prizes for Sobriety

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    TheUniversity of Connecticuthas begun studies of the effects of prizes on encouraging sobriety in subjects who are already in inpatient or outpatient programs for substance abuse. The study is based on people who are in 2-4 week intensive programs and the study monitors them for ...

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  6. Ignition Interlock Devices: Love Them or Hate Them, They’re Here to Stay

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    Oregon gets stricter and stricter about punishing intoxicated drivers. It seems every law that is passed in Oregon is stricter than the one before. Well, the most recent addition to this lineage, the requirement of Ignition Interlock Devices (IID), is no exception. In order to re...

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  7. Dealing with the Police

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    Neill Franklin, a veteran Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police officer, wrote an article on this and gave his advice in 10 easy steps. I agree with them all. Let's go through them.

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  8. I Got a DUII, What Happens Next?

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    In most cases, your very first court appearance will be an arraignment. An arraignment is almost always a merely informational appearance. What I mean by this is, at most arraignments, all you will do is learn information about your case and no decisions are actually made that gr...

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  9. Oregon Diversion for Out-of-State Residents

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    If you are not a resident of Oregon but were recently arrested for DUII in Oregon, there are several things you need to know and do before heading back to your home state. The very first thing you need to do is find aPortland DUII attorneywho can begin advocating on your behalf. ...

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  10. Should I Take the Breath Test?

    Written by attorney Joshua Pond, almost 3 years ago.

    After explaining the events that led to their arrest for DUII, nearly every person who steps into my office asks, So, what do you think, was I wrong to agree to the breath test (if they did) or was I wrong to refuse to take the breath test (if they did not provide a sample). Ther...

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful