My 13-year-old attended a summer camp held by the National Park Service. After being questioned about his sexuality by two female campers (they told him he had the personality of a gay person and asked if he was gay or transexual) and him replying...
It doesn't sound like anyone is charged with a crime in this case, so I'll move your question to Civil Rights so you can get more answers. I'm sorry your 13 year old is going through this, and I wish you all the best! Important timelines apply to all claims, but especially civil rights, so don't delay in contacting an attorney in that field.See question
I got a DUII in Southern Oregon, and I qualified for the diversion program. However, when I went to my hearing, my case was unavailable so I had to go to the DA's office. There, they told me that the DA had decided to not move forward with my case...
The Implied Consent administrative suspension you are suffering (it sounds like 90-days for breath test failure) is completely separate from the criminal prosecution. You can fight the 90-day suspension by filing a request for a hearing within 10 days of the date of your arrest, here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/email_forms/implied_consent_hearing.aspx
If you're past the 10 day window, you could try to file a late hearing request if you can demonstrate good cause.
The DA has up to 2 years to prosecute you for misdemeanor DUII, and 3 years for felony DUII. Occasionally, cases are "No Complaint" at arraignment because a police officer failed to get police reports to the DA timely, or other administrative reasons. Watch your mail carefully, because if you miss a first appearance on this case you are barred from DUII Diversion, except for good cause shown.
Hopefully you're now seeing this is a complicated and dangerous system, and you absolutely need a lawyer, yesterday, to protect your interests. Get into a DUII specialist's office ASAP!See question
Cops raided my home with a search warrant. There were 12 pot plants, all immature and still too young to identify as male or female therefore none were flowering or producing buds, and who knows, maybe none of them would produce in first place....
"The personal possession limits are:
One ounce of usable marijuana;
16 ounces of a cannabinoid product in solid form;
72 ounces of a cannabinoid product in liquid form;
Five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates, whether sold alone or contained in an inhalant delivery system;
Four immature marijuana plants; and
Ten marijuana seeds." -from http://www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana/Pages/FAQs-Personal-Use.aspx
Sounds like you need a good lawyer -- set an office conference with one now! Delay can hurt you. No lawyer ever said, "I wish you'd waited until things got worse before you called me."See question
I recently moved to Hillsboro Oregon from California , I ended up making a bunch of illegal U-turns, but thankfully I was not caught by an police officer, but I am worried that some traffic cameras might have taken photos. I wonder if Oregon would...
Just wanted to add -- it is unusual for a person to knowingly violate the traffic laws, repeatedly, especially inside a municipality. From a traffic engineering standpoint, most people want to follow the laws. I mention this because the penalties for multiple violations ramp up so much -- if you get multiple tickets from separate incidents, you get suspended in Oregon on #4 with 24 months, and restricted on #3 in 18 months. Under the Interstate Compact, your home state may suspend too.
Finally, if you're now an Oregon resident, get an Oregon license -- or you risk yet another, different ticket from a cop if pulled over. Oregon law requires you to acquire an Oregon license within 30 days of becoming a resident of this state. Sorry your first few days in Oregon were so anxiety-producing -- be careful out there!See question
My boyfriend was arrested back in November for domestic violence and charges were dropped. A charge of breaking a no contact order stuck and he is on federal supervised probation. He has a hearing for the violation of probation. Hes never violated...
The best answer to this question will come from the lawyer currently defending him on the federal probation violation allegations -- give that lawyer a call and email. Some lawyers are cagey about talking to boyfriend/girlfriend, so ask your boyfriend to give the lawyer permission to speak freely to you if necessary. Lawyers and their legal assistants often respond much faster to email rather than phone calls, so email both of them, now. Be especially polite and kind to the legal assistant -- they're in the office much more than the lawyer (who is in court) and generally know what's going on with the lawyer's cases. They can also intervene on your behalf with the lawyer, e.g., "Ms. Smith really needs a call back, she wants to know what her boyfriend's prison exposure is on this case since they have an 18 month old together."
Remember that if you don't like how things are going with the federal public defender, you can always hire a private bar lawyer on your boyfriend's behalf. In my experience, the federal public defenders are smart and hard-working, so I'd start there. Good luck, and all the best to you and your kiddo in this tough time!
NOTE: If you're the victim on the DV / No Contact Order, definitely get in touch with your boyfriend's lawyer. They'd especially love to hear from you. Beware that neither the defender nor the USA is on your side in this matter. They're on the side of your boyfriend and the government, respectively.See question
my son had a welding business where he made trailers...he was trying to make the business work but ran out of money...now facing charges of racketeering..he has proof of bills and pictures to prove he had a business and was building trailers but j...
Yes, the charges can stick even if your son has proof that he was engaged in a legitimate business. Having a legitimate business does not mean you could not possibly also have an illegitimate, unlawful business. You should hire a smart, hard-working, tough criminal defense attorney in your area to fight this serious charge!See question
My fiance was picked up a week ago on a 14 year old warrant. I have been trying to get information, and from my understanding he is being accused of not checking in with a parole officer 14 years ago. He is sure he had signed something stating his...
You should hire an attorney who specializes in the crime of which your fiance is charged, in the local community where he will be prosecuted / have his probation/parole hearing.See question
I remember seeing the cars from the crossing street to my right starting making a left turn. All other directions were stopped, I was in a lane that could only turn right saw the light about to be red, but it was safe to turn right for me as the f...
The police officers testify at trial that the red light camera cannot take your picture unless you ENTER the intersection on a red -- not yellow or green -- light. I want you to be aware of that as you craft your defense, ideally with a qualified traffic ticket defense attorney. Call around, they're out there, and they're worth every penny! Protecting your driving record is important for avoiding suspension (Oregon's "Driver Improvement" scheme) and skyrocketing auto insurance rates. Protect yourself, get a good lawyer.See question
i have no adult arrest record. this cop stops us while waiting for a city bus then arrests my husband. and for 45 min asks me to search my backpack i refused to allow them to search me. so he decided he was arresting me on a criminal trespassing ...
Hopefully this was on video. In any event, you need a great attorney, now -- many of us offer free consultations. Get into the lawyer of an office who knows the court, the police in the community, and the judge, and fight! A felony prosecution is not something to "go it alone."See question
4 years ago I got a felony charge of possession of meth or tampering with evidence was up broken glass pipe I took it to trial judge trial that knew what I was doing got convicted they have me on a CIP program I put me 18 months probation and have...
Call and email the attorney who has been assigned to represent you at your probation revocation hearing -- that lawyer should have a full copy of your file, including (especially) the judgment convicting you of these charges. Enlist the attorney's legal assistant as your helper in this task, by (1) being polite and (2) including them on all emails. Give them a call now!
If you don't have an attorney appointed, contact the court clerk to find out how you can go about getting one. Or, you can always hire your own attorney.See question