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Anna Sammons

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  • If I missed a revokion hearing because I had covid-19 can they make a new court date for me and excuse my warrant?

    Anna’s Answer

    Gather all of your medical documentation first, connect with an outpatient treatment program ASAP (you can try calling Willamette Family ((541) 762-4300) and then hire an attorney to help you turn yourself in. The sooner you do so, the more likely you are to be treated leniently, if there is any room for leniency.

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  • Will I get into legal trouble if I have sexual relations with a 17 y/o?

    Anna’s Answer

    The age of consent in Texas is 17.
    https://versustexas.com/blog/age-of-consent-in-texas/

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  • In Oregon 2021 if my friend needs to would the "Romeo and Juliet laws" help my friend from his girlfriends parents ?

    Anna’s Answer

    I do not think most prosecutors would pursue this type of case. Still, Mr. Cogan's suggestion that you proceed with GREAT CAUTION is the right advise.

    You and your friends would be well advised to keep your mouths shut. Don't post anything online, and don't discuss the situation with anyone other than a defense lawyer, either now or in the future.

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  • Trying to figure out Oregon new decriminalization of drugs?

    Anna’s Answer

    If you are on probation, it's too late for a trial. It sounds like you have already been convicted under the old law, skipped out on probation, and now there is probably a warrant out for your arrest and and an allegation that you violated the conditions of your probation. If you turn yourself in on the warrant and admit that you did not comply with probation, the judge can sentence you under the old law.

    In reality, however, a good lawyer could probably negotiate a lenient resolution. I think it is highly unlikely that you will receive the same kind of sanction you would have received prior to legalization.

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  • Can I smoke marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card in Oregon and am on post-prison supervision/probation

    Anna’s Answer

    One way to address the issue would be to politely explain to your PO that you think you have the legal right to use medical marijuana (you can look up the statute below and ask him about it). You can also explain that this is not just an end run around the law, you have tried other medications to control whatever it is you are treating and could provide meaningful documentation from a real physician that it is really important to your health. See what your PO says.

    I would tread carefully, however. If it were me, I'd explore alternative treatments just to keep the peace with my P.O., unless you are using it for something like cancer or Crohn's disease.

    ORS 144.086
    Supervision conditions related to medical use of cannabis

    (1) As used in this section, “cannabinoid concentrate,” “cannabinoid extract,” “medical cannabinoid product,” “registry identification card” and “usable marijuana” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 475B.791 (Definitions for ORS 475B.785 to 475B.949).

    (2) Notwithstanding ORS 144.102 (Conditions of post-prison supervision) and 144.270 (Conditions of parole), if a person who holds a registry identification card is released on post-prison supervision or parole, the supervision conditions related to the use of usable marijuana, medical cannabinoid products, cannabinoid concentrates or cannabinoid extracts must be imposed in the same manner as supervision conditions related to prescription drugs. [2016 c.24 §53; 2019 c.292 §9]

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  • Why would the district attorney oppose?

    Anna’s Answer

    Hi! My guess is that the prosecutor has concluded that you have not yet met your burden of proving that you have been rehabilitated. Your attorney may be able to change their mind by sharing additional information. You should contact them ASAP. If you do not have an attorney, you should hire one to assist.
    Meanwhile, please be careful not to share details of your case online!

    Good luck.
    Anna Sammons

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  • Lawyer wrote down two separate dates for trial, he wrote the wrong date, now i have a warrant?

    Anna’s Answer

    You should contact your lawyer ASAP and explain that you want to turn yourself in on the warrant. Bring a copy of the documents he gave you and politely express your concerns regarding incorrect dates, unmet expectations regarding a reminder call, etc. If you cannot get through right away, keep trying.

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  • Can I be arrested without evidence?

    Anna’s Answer

    Do not post this type of information to the internet! Contact an attorney and consult with them in private.

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  • How much time

    Anna’s Answer

    It depends on the County, her record, and facts of the case.

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  • Can I sue my county jail for giving my address to my abuser?

    Anna’s Answer

    I would contact a victim advocate rather than a criminal defense lawyer. Good luck.

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