I was exiting a drive-thru and it was still dark outside. I looked both ways. Let cars pass and started going into my lane. Suddenly a truck hit me at full speed. I was more than halfway in my lane but did not see him because it was dark and he di...
There's no traffic citation for "the accident was your fault." Instead, a police officer might cite a person in your situation with Careless Driving or Fail to Yield the Right of Way (to a vehicle already on the roadway). If charged with a ticket, don't post any more details on this public forum and hire a good traffic ticket attorney to fight for you.
If not charged with a ticket, you should post your question in the personal injury (PI) section and consult with your insurance adjuster, and consider hiring a PI lawyer, especially if you're hurt.See question
In the state or Oregon. Not supposed to be in a relationshil after domestic violence charge and I impregnated a woman during my probabtion.
If your probation term expired, you cannot be subject to a probation violation charge that was not timely lodged DURING the term of your probation. Your probation may have been extended, however -- best to call your old criminal defense lawyer and have them run your name through eCourt, Oregon's court computer. You could hypothetically go to jail for 6 months for contempt, however -- another reason to call your old lawyer (or a new one, if there's some problem with the pd one). There may also be DHS or other administrative repercussions -- again, contact a lawyer and discuss your case in private. The internet is not private, share no more details here.See question
A person I know asked me to help them find a treatment center for them to complete their Oregon diversion program. Do you have any recommendations for programs that take insurance and are honest? They need to be done as soon as they can. A few pla...
Each of those programs is good. In Google, type in "Portland alcohol treatment" and click on the map. Start calling the treatment centers that are near your friend's home or work (especially if he's dealing with a license suspension). Ask if they take his insurance. Remember how they treat you on the phone. Good luck!See question
They knew I did not have a ss# for my grandson and they gave me food stamps I'm on disability raising him. Now after 1 year they tell me I should not have got them and I owe them 2400.00 can I do anything about this. I have tried to get his ss# th...
1 year is quite a delay -- you should get into a lawyer's office to talk about all your options. There's a case called State v Geneva Barnes that often applies to these situations -- but it's complicated, and you should not share any more details in this non-private forum. Don't call the DA, cops, or the government -- they're not on your side, they're trying to prosecute you for a form of fraud. Get a good lawyer, now.See question
My brother-in-law is in America on a visa. He was arrested on drug possession and sales charges. His lawyer said he is going to be depored back to saudi arabia where he will be beheaded. He is young and he doesn't deserve to die for his mistakes. ...
Moving this question to "immigration" so lawyers with experience there can help you and your friend!See question
Husband had a company credit card that he was reimbursed money for to pay the CC with, unfortunitly the money was garnished from our account for another issue before payment was made to the CC. We made a payment small payment to the CC and his che...
Both. Employee embezzlement (that will be the employer's story) is both a criminal and civil matter. Your husband should hire an excellent criminal defense attorney, yesterday. Assume everything he says or writes about this issue will be part of a trial. Every conversation with the employer or police will be twisted against him. Anything exculpatory will likely be dismissed, anything slightly inculpatory will be amplified. That's how it works, and your husband needs a good attorney in his corner, NOW. Call one and get into their office -- ideally one who specializes in serious felony defense and property crimes (e.g., not a DUII lawyer, not a family law lawyer). I worked for those types of attorneys in the 90's, and they know their way around these type of cases -- especially the harsh and sometimes complicated felony sentencing schemes.See question
I was interviewed im one county police found meth on me but im being charged in a different county for it stTe is oregon
Oregon’s 1857 Constitution provides, at Article I, section 11:
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the right to public trial by an impartial jury in the county in which the offence shall have been committed; to be heard by himself and counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof; to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor."
Under State v. Mills, 354 Or 350 (2013), defendant must move for change of venue, rather than objecting at trial to evidence that establishes venue in a different court.
Get a good lawyer by setting an office conference, point them in the right direction, and good luck! And avoid meth, it really has zero health benefits, and lots of negatives (cognitively, socially, criminally).
In 2007 I was arrested in Inglewood CA for a $20 crack rock...I went to live in Ga.... I've been in Oregon for the last 2 months.. Do you think it will be jail time if I turn myself in?
Contact a good criminal defense attorney in the Inglewood area. Many lawyers are able to check our local court computers, and will do so for free on the phone. Oregon lawyers won't be able to help with a California case.See question
First time offense theft 3. Was arrested. Paid bail. Have a court day for an arraignment. It was a poor choice but way out of character for me. I am not familiar with how the process goes as i have never done it before.
Beware that theft III is a crime of dishonesty and a conviction will close many doors for you. "Expungement" is cold comfort, since many private background check companies would already have your conviction on record and continue to use it (nothing requires them to remove it, as the law requires the state police to remove it). DO NOT SEEK CIVIL COMPROMISE ON YOUR OWN or through 3rd parties other than an attorney -- it could be seen as witness tampering if it's not done by a lawyer, or contempt (for violating your release conditions). Point being: if you're serious about protecting your record, get into a lawyer's office, hire her, and point her in the right direction. Make clear your goals and expectations of the representation.See question
Tix was issued yeaterday months after accident. Insurance has payed out the property owner whos fence and tree were taken out. Driver was booked 4 months later at jail after not contacting officer afterer a 24 hour notice of compliance.
"Booked in jail" tells me this is a criminal case, and the traffic infractions you describe are problems -- but the least of the driver's problems. The driver needs a good criminal defense attorney, yesterday. On your specific question, yes, the police can charge an infraction like those you describe any time within 6 months of the incident date. The defendant should have gotten a criminal attorney months ago -- the less continued delay in hiring one, the better the likely outcome. I'm sorry you're going through this! You'll get more answers on the hit-and-run crime if you switch the question category to criminal defense. I almost did that for you, but your specific question is about the lesser infractions, so I'll leave it for you to decide if you'd like to put this in a different category.See question