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  • Do you need a drivers license and to register a car?

    I have no license due to unpaid tickets----but would like to buy a nice used car I've found and register it. Can I?

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    I'm writing just to second Mr. Oberdorfer's suggestion. If you can deal with the underlying reasons for the suspension of your license, you can get out of the downward cycle of more tickets and more license suspensions and have the ability to move on to the next thing in life. I know that wasn't the question you were asking, but what I've repeatedly seen is that sooner or later a person has to deal with their license suspensions, and the longer it takes to begin, the deeper the hole to dig out from. Regardless of your decision, I wish you all the best.

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  • How difficult will it be to rent an apartment with a misdemeanor?

    I'm currently in the process of being charged for a theft 3 misdemeanor, and will be going to court for this in the next few weeks. My spouse and I are also currently being pushed out of our current living situation and are now apartment hunting....

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    I can't answer your question directly, so here is my suggestion. Ask this question under the landlord/tenant section of this website. I'm assuming (as you are) that a conviction would be harmful to you getting an apartment, so what may be helpful is to find out if there is a difference in the 'renting an apartment world' between an arrest and a conviction. If I read your question correctly, you have been arrested, but you have not been convicted. If it makes a difference, then make sure you find an apartment before you are convicted (your criminal defense attorney can help you come up with legitimate ways to postpone a conviction if that is what will ultimately happen on your case). I wish you the best.

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  • I am charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor. This is my first offense will I be able to get a diversion?

    I gave alcohol to a minor. She was 16. It was one bottle of hard cider.

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    I hate to say 'it depends' but it really does depend on whether the prosecutor's office who is reviewing your case offers a diversion-type deal on this type of charge in general, and then whether you qualify for that negotiated deal under the facts of your case and whether you have any prior criminal history. As always, a confidential call to an attorney who specializes in criminal defense is usually much more helpful than anything you are going to receive any other way. I wish you the best in getting this resolved.

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  • What to do if I'm falsely accused and if charges are filled and then she drops them 5 days later. should I still be in fear

    My mother in law and I have a promissory contact that is for money she has loaned me all the loans have been written with checks for her records for the past 6 months.so last week we got into an argument and she said if I didn't pay her by Friday ...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    My recommendation is to call a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. I know that answer can seem self-serving coming from an attorney, but in reality, you have two choices here. The first choice is to continue down the path that you are on, a path that has devastated you and your family, or you can call an experienced attorney to help you try to control the outcome of this investigation. Regardless of your choice, I truly wish you and your family the best.

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  • How likely is it that I will get arrested for having a suspended license on my person at an airport?

    My license is suspended for driving privileges but is not expired. I kept it because I am in the process of submitting a driver medical report to the DMV, just waiting on my doctor to fax it over and lift the suspension. I'd like to use my lice...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    As much as I can understand on the human level why you want to keep your license as a form of ID, it is a crime to possess a suspended license. In my experience, most police officers just take the suspended license from a person and don't actually arrest him or her. There is one big exception to that though - several times I've had to help people arrested by the Port of Portland Police (the police agency that patrols in and around PDX) for being in possession of a suspended license. I suggest you contact the airline you want to fly, explain the circumstances, and they can help you figure out how to purchase and board an airplane without your suspended driver license. I wish you all the best.

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  • What are the consequences if I have a dirty UA initially

    I am on DUII diversion and haven't had a UA yet, my intake is tomorrow and I will have marijuana in my system . I am to have 90 days verifiable sobriety, will my time start over or will they just charge me with the DUI?

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    Although this will ultimately be up to the treatment provider, the most common practice I've seen is that the first UA is used essentially as a baseline for marijuana in your system. As long as the numbers continue to go down in each subsequent UA that you take, you are likely to be considered 'clean' as far as marijuana goes by the treatment program. I wish you the best.

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  • When all is said and done, what is the consequence for simply continuing to violate traffic law?

    I live with a roommate who is 28 years old and has been issued no less than 10 driving while suspended and driving uninsured. She has no less than 10 failures to appear for these violations. She also has been ticketed for causing accidents and rec...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    I hate to say it quite this way, but your roommate's time will come, and it won't be pretty. The courts/criminal justice system is far from perfect, and her actions may not have visible up-front consequences, but when she decides it is time to move forward in life, this will haunt her.

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  • Am I going to need a lawyer for this, or will I be okay representing myself?

    I was stupid and stole a CoinStar slip after processing it for a customer, later cashing it in for myself. I was caught a few days later, and questioned by the loss prevention manager. I admitted my fault, and was told I would pay part back in a...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    The short answer is yes, you should have an attorney help you. You can hire your own attorney, apply for a court appointed attorney at your first court date, or, if you are an Oregon resident, you can call the Oregon State Bar and ask to talk with the Modest Means folks. If you financially qualify, you may be able to hire an attorney through the Modest Means program for a lower fee than otherwise. I wish you all the best.

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  • 17 year old warrant?

    We would like to have a family reunion in Oregon next year but my sister is scared to go because she left Oregon 17 years ago while on a misdemeanor probation ( no trouble since then) Would there be a warrant almost 20 years later? And how can we ...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    The short answer is that there could be a warrant, even after all these years. For peace of mind, and to see your family, I suggest your sister contact an Oregon attorney to have them check her name in the court system to see if a warrant exists. if it does, she has year to deal with it before your reunion, and if it doesn't, all the better. I wish you both the best,
    Dan

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  • Probation expire or have to be signed off on?

    If someone was placed on 5 year felony probation 6/16/2011 would they automatically be off of probation 6/16/2016? My letter from when I went unsupervised at 3 years said "your sentence which expires 6/15/2016" I took to mean "expires" or "runs...

    MacDaniel’s Answer

    Assuming all has been done as the court required, the probation should be over without the need for having something specifically signed off on. With that said, if it were me, I would want to contact an attorney to check with the courts to be sure the probation did in fact expire as it was supposed to. I wish you all the best.

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