My brother just got arrested for criminal possesion of a forged instrument it says it's a class c felony I want to know if he will get prison time he has a few felony drug possesion charges as well
Whether your brother get prison time will depend on the facts of the case, his past record, and the skill & dedication of his lawyer. If your brother's criminal activity arises from drug addiction, he could help himself by getting treatment. Oregon is friendly to people who voluntarily get help for their drug problems.See question
I got a ticket for theft 3. Court was scheduled but the person I accidently took from canceled and dropped the charges. I returned what I accidently took as soon as I realized it. Will this show up on government background checks?
If the arrest occurred more than a year ago, and you have not been convicted of any crime in the past 10 years, Oregon law gives you a path to get your arrest set aside. This is commonly referred to as expungement. See OORS 137.225. Many criminal defense attorneys provide this service for a modest fee.See question
There was a home invasion robbery at my residence. 2 masked people armed with baseball bats and a knife kicked in my door and beat me in face and body with bat and stabbed me through my right thigh. When the police and paramedics showed up the pol...
If police were lawfully in your home and saw contraband in plain view, you can be charged. You should consult an attorney. Do not post information about your case online. What you post online is not confidential.See question
My son was with his friends when his friends broke into a store and stole some merchandise. My son did not enter the store nor did he steal anything. He went to the police and told them what had occurred. He did take possession of one of the thin...
The answer is yes. One form of theft is when a person possesses property known to be stolen. Your son needs a lawyer. Do not post anything else about your son's case online. This forum is not private. What you post can be read by people who do not have your son's interests at heart.See question
Last year I was charged and booked in jail on a charge. I was acquitted later, and I have also expunged my arrest record (suppression of fingerprints etc). I am currently applying for a job, and they are asking whether I was released from PRISON ...
Under Oregon's Expungement Law (ORS 137.225), an arrest or conviction that has been set aside is a legal nullify, and you are entitled to state that you were NOT arrested or jailed or charged with a crime. And yes, there is a difference between jail and prison. But if your arrest was set aside in accordance with ORS 137.225, you are entitled to answer "no" regardless.See question
I have been accused of physically abusing my step daughter. I have done no such thing and I am going to have to go in for an interview with the police. I do not know what to do. I am scared, heartbroken, and I don't know where to start.
Be smart. Don't talk to the police without an attorney on board.
Whenever the police are under investigation they always REMAIN SILENT and CONSULT LEGAL COINSEL.
The reason is that the police well know that the legal system is not kind to people who act otherwise.
Don't post anything else about your situation online. Consult an attorney immediately.See question
My girlfriend might be pregnant. But we have been together before I was a adult and we were wondering if the Romeo and Juliet law can work in this situation
Oregon's so-called Romeo & Juliet law is not a defense in all situations. It is not possible to go into every detail in this format. You and your girlfriend should consult lawyers to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities in this delicate situation. Not wise to post further information in a public Internet forum such as this.See question
I got arrested with a large amount of drugs and they raided my house and kicked my door in without any search warrant,they let me out not even 12 hours later with no court dates or anything,can they bring this up again later and arrest me again? I...
Yes they can. The government has a long time to issue charges against you. The time period is called the Statute of Limitations (SOL). In Oregon, the SOL for felonies like this is usually 3 years. In the Federal system, the SOL is generally 6 years. Be smart. Get a criminal defense lawyer. Confide only in your lawyer. Do not speak to anyone else about this. Do not post anything else online about this. There is much that a good lawyer can do. Cooperate with your lawyer.See question
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Sounds like your attorney is a hero. You should reward your attorney by posting a positive review online.See question