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  • I have an ignition interlock device on one of my vehicles, can I l drive my other vehicles without a device?

    Ignition Interlock Device required for two years. I was told that I could drive our other vehicles without the device as long as one vehicle had it installed.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague Mr. Kahn. Every vehicle that you intend to drive must have an interlock device installed. The exception is for an employer-owned vehicle or in limited medical circumstances.

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  • Duii felony

    Back in 2013 i got a duii felony my question is can i get a work permit? my disabled daughter that has a lot of appointments. if i write the courts restate my license if that would work. i have pay all my fine and done all that the courts ask me t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is no work or hardship permit available for a lifetime revocation imposed with a felony DUII. However, you can petition to reinstate your license after 10 years has gone by since the revocation began. For you, that appears to be 2023. Beyond that, I am not aware of anything else you can do to get your license back before then.

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  • What happens after being cited for "Public drinking prohibited"? 9.08.030

    The other day I was headed to the water with some friends. We had open beers. There was a Gladstone Police officer sitting in his patrol car and flashed his lights. I was given an Oregon Uniform Citation and Complaint for $720. It's been listed as...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The first thing to do is to not post further details about this matter online, as law enforcement can read what you post, and attempt to track you down. Secondly, you should contact an attorney right away to answer your questions. Generally speaking, if you plead no contest, a payment plan can be set up with some additional fees tacked on. Refusing to pay is not a good idea. You should talk to a lawyer right away to discuss your options with this.

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  • Concealed knife in court house defense strategy's and ideas

    Greetings I am in Oregon and i was curious if i could find a lead for my conceal carrying case in this instance a approx 6" combat knife was in my back pack in the lobby of the court room i intend to fight the case as i dont like the plea offered...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The first thing you should do is not post any further details about this matter online. This site is public, which means that law enforcement can see what you post. Secondly, you absolutely need to get a lawyer to help you. Preparing your own defense is not in your best interest. There is nothing wrong with trying to figure out some basics, but only a lawyer can accurately discuss your options and potential punishment you may face due to this situation. My recommendation is to contact a lawyer immediately to discuss your case.

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  • I have two PCS2 charges and two DUIs in bend, I was wondering what the odds are of having my record sealed, and how go about it?

    I'm trying to become a martial arts instructor and am worried my record will disqualify me in a background check. Also, is sealed the right way to go about getting through a background check or should I be trying to get my record expunged?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the DUII's cannot be expunged. Oregon's expungement law does not permit that. However, you may be able to get your PCS cases expunged, if you meet the eligibility requirements.

    The general requirements for expungement (which is the same as sealing your record) is that you must wait 3 years from the date of conviction, or 10 years for multiple convictions, you must have no current pending charges, and you must have completed the conditions of probation/post-prison supervision successfully.

    Call an attorney, and they can discuss with you if and when you may be eligible for expungement of the PCS cases. Good luck!

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  • 10 years ago my Oregon drivers was revoked (for life) due to several D.W.I convictions. Can I ever bet it back ?

    Good evening Lawyers, thank you for taking the time to read my query. My arrests and convictions for D.W.I were committed over a 25 year period and in none of the cases was anyone ever injured. They were all routine pull over scenarios where I ble...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The answer to your question is that you may be able to get your license back. Generally speaking, if your license is revoked "for life," that means 10 years in Oregon before you can petition to get your driving privileges back. Whether your privileges are reinstated depends on a number of factors, and it sounds like you are going in the right direction with being sober and working to help others with such. Getting your license back is purely discretionary, meaning you may, but are not entitled, to get your license back. Call an attorney and they can tell you what are the possibilities for your particular situation.

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  • 18 year old shoplifted from multiple stores, what are the consequences?

    recently turned 18, committed the crime out of state ( actually lives in California)

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You will need to speak with a California lawyer about this. In the mean time, do not post further details about this incident online, and find a good lawyer in your area. Oregon law is very different from California law in many respects, so talking to an Oregon lawyer will not help you. Good luck.

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  • Is a cell phone ticket a moving violation in Oregon ?

    My work says I can only have 3 moving violations in 3 years. I work in Oregon . I have a speeding July 2013 and I have a seat belt October 2014. I just received a talking on cell phone ticket. Are the seatbelt and cell phone tickets moving viol...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The answer is yes, a cell phone ticket is considered a moving violation, but the seat belt ticket may not be considered to be. It is true that commercial drivers are not eligible for diversion classes. You should absolutely speak to an attorney about this ticket to discuss your options and what you might be able to do about this situation.

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  • What is an escape hatch or escape clause

    Please explain in plain English what an escape hatch or escape clause is on an Oregon state measure 11 crime. I understand that it reduces the mandatory minimum but is it just a reduction? Please explain

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Generally speaking, the so-called "escape hatch" is a legal way to take a measure 11 case outside of measure 11 for sentencing purposes. This applies only to certain offenses listed within measure 11, and is totally up to the Judge to make required findings and impose a lesser sentence. There are a number of different factors that go into the Judge's decision. If the Judge finds substantial and compelling reasons to sentence the person outside of measure 11, then it is possible to be given a lesser (reduced) sentence.

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