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Sandi Pellikaan

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    My husband and I bought a dirt bike last month. He checked the VIN to make sure it wasn't stolen. It came back clean. He went to get a title for it and was told we need to contact the original owner and have her sign a document to transfer that ti...

    Sandi’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear this happened to you. First, do not discuss this with anyone other than your lawyer, and do not post details in any online forums. Second, you should meet with a criminal defense lawyer in your area as soon as possible. While these people may certainly contact police and file a police report, the District Attorney is the one who reviews the case and decides whether to file criminal charges against you. good luck.

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  • Expungement and arrest set aside.

    In 2009 I was arrested for DUI. I completed a diversion program. I was wondering if I can have this expunged from my record and the arrest set aside?

    Sandi’s Answer

    DUII cases dismissed through diversion are not eligible for expungement under Oregon law. In Oregon, the only time DUII cases are eligible for expungement is when the prosecutor declines to file charges (commonly referred to as a "no complaint") or when, following a trial, the defendant is acquitted of the charge.
    In your case, the DUII arrest will show up on background checks.

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  • How long can you be held in jail without going to court.

    My son has been in jail over 100 days and has not been to court yet, and he didn't sign a waiver giving up his rights to a fast and speedy trial. Is he eligible to get out of jail immediately because of the fact that he hasn't been to court his ar...

    Sandi’s Answer

    He needs to talk with his lawyer about this. If he does not have a lawyer, you should retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. There may be something else holding him in custody such as a parol hold, or the judge may have found good cause to hold him beyond the 90 days. His lawyer can look into this and take action if necessary.

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  • What constitutes a manufacturing meth charge, how much would they had to of found on my son to give my son that charge.

    My son was arrested for possession of meth, then they added a manufacturing charge as well, and his arrest date was March 11th 2015 and he still hasn't been to court is that legal??

    Sandi’s Answer

    The delay you describe is not unusual and is legal. A manufacturing charge also include packaging and repackaging of drugs, not just cooking meth. Remind your son not to discuss this incident with anyone other than a lawyer (it wouldn't hurt to find a lawyer now), and you should also not discuss this with anyone at all and not post any details online. good luck.

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  • Do you have to pay the court & probation fees back to leave OR?

    My boyfriend and I wanted to marry and he wanna come live with me in Europe. He's gonna be released in July and will be on probation. Now someone told us that we have to pay the court & probation fees back, so they maybe would let him earlier out ...

    Sandi’s Answer

    He should consult with a criminal defense attorney about the specifics of his situation, but before leaving the state he will need to have complied with all conditions of his probation, including paying any probation fees and fines that were imposed. If he is planning to leave before his probation expires, it might make the most sense to petition the court for early termination of the probation. He should have his passport in hand, have completed all probation conditions, and have a solid plan before requesting early termination. He should also talk with an expungement lawyer about having the record of conviction sealed; ideally the criminal defense lawyer will work with his immigration lawyer to ensure that all goes smoothly.

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  • Can I as a inmate be in trouble for having sex with a correction officer

    I'm in the half way house and special agent is here to talk to me about a relationship I had with a officer

    Sandi’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague- yes, you violated the rules and should consult with an attorney. Meanwhile, do not talk with anyone about this incident and do not post any more information about this online.

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  • I was charged with Contempt of Court X12. What should I do at court?

    I was arrested this morning for violating a no contact order because I texted my wife asking to see our daughter on Father's Day. There was nothing rude or threatening in any of the texts. They were all very polite as I was hoping to see our dau...

    Sandi’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney about the specifics of your case. I urge you to have a lawyer represent you at the hearing, and not talk with anyone other than your lawyer about this incident. Additionally, do not have any contact by any means with your wife. Good luck.

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  • A DA and PD are sent a letter for a scheduled hearing, PD no longer reps me, I am not invited anywhere in the letter, exparte?

    If the judge on a criminal case invites the DA and PD to a hearing, but the PD no longer represents the defendant, shouldn't the defendant been asked to attend the hearing. Hearing was not on court docket, court clerk said I was scheduled to come...

    Sandi’s Answer

    Did you ask your Defense Attorney about this? Generally if there is a follow up matter in the case the same PD would be reappointed to represent you. I am not sure what you're asking, as you didn't provide any information as to what type of hearing this was and the outcome of the hearing. If something happened during the hearing adversely affects you and you feel like you can't trust your PD, then you should consult another attorney who can help you get to the bottom of this.

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  • Respondent(R) released without prejudice finds out he has a warrant after release for a DWS currently on probation.

    R was released from custody without prejudice and believes he may have enough photo evidence to prove he was not the aggressor. Sorry to be vague, but this is pending. R was not violated for receiving the DWS. After release from custody R contacte...

    Sandi’s Answer

    It is possible although may not be likely in this scenario. I urge you to meet with a criminal defense attorney in your area; your lawyer can also check on the warrant status for your and help you clear all this up.

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  • Can my husband serve jail time after bail for stragulation and assault in the 4th degree? Even if it's his first offense ?

    Hes still in custody but I want to bail him out so he doesn't lose his job. He has court next week so we don't know what the outcome will be. It's his first offense and he has no criminal record what so ever. Can it be possible to go back to jail?...

    Sandi’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible that your husband could serve additional time in jail after being sentenced. If the judge sentences him to a term of jail, he may receive credit for the days he served in jail before you posted bail. he may also be eligible of serve any remaining time on weekends. Your husband should meet with his lawyer and talk with him about his options. If, after meeting with his lawyer, he doesn't feel confident in his lawyer then you may want to hire an attorney.

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