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Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device: Driving Infraction or Misdemeanor Offense?

Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device: Driving Infraction or Misdemeanor Offense? In 2017 and again in 2018, the Oregon Legislature updated Oregon’s driving with a cell phone law to more strongly punish drivers who use a cell phone while driving. Under ORS 811.507, Operating Motor Vehicle While Using Mobile Electronic Device, […]

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Ballot Measure 114 Updates February 9, 2023: Oregon Supreme Court Denies Mandamus

Ballot Measure 114 Updates  February 9, 2023: Oregon Supreme Court Denies Mandamus Since Ballot Measure 114 (“114”) passed by a small margin in November 2022, our office has received calls from gun-owning Oregonians all wondering the same thing: When will this go into effect? When will I have to get a permit to purchase a […]

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Eligibility for Expungements Expanded

The Oregon Expungement laws received a massive overhaul during the 2021 Legislative Session, and the changes are in favor of clearing an individual’s criminal history more easily. The new expungement law went into effect on January 1, 2022. This blog post gives a brief overview of the changes to the Oregon expungement law. Eligibility for […]

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Why Should I Hire You even If I Qualify for a Public Defender?

On occasion, a potential client meets with us after already receiving a court-appointed attorney. In almost every consultation of this sort, they want a second opinion because they do not completely agree with the advice of the court-appointed attorney, or they do not want a public defender. This article is intended to help potential clients understand the […]

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Guidelines from the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Manual (“SFST Manual”)

The process of a DUII investigation is usually very predictable. Most officers will follow guidelines from the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Manual (“SFST Manual”) developed and published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”). This post is meant to briefly discuss the process law enforcement officers in Oregon typically follow in a DUII investigation.  […]

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Non-Alcohol DUIIs and Your Gun Rights

As we have discussed before, marijuana DUIIs have risen in Oregon since the legalization of recreational marijuana. With the passage of Ballot Measure 110 (see prior blog post), it is possible that other non-alcohol DUIIs may increase in the coming months and years. For many of these non-alcohol DUIIs, the offender is eligible for the […]

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Bankruptcy, the Automatic Stay and Repossessed Property: Effects of City of Chicago v. Fulton

In its first opinion of 2021, the United States Supreme Court resolved a disputed issue in bankruptcy law regarding the automatic stay and its effect on repossessed property. This article is meant to deconstruct the Supreme Court’s opinion in City of Chicago v. Fulton, 592 U.S. ___ (2021) and explain what it means for debtors. The […]

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