Posts Tagged ‘Criminal Defense’

The Sound of Silence

“Prior to any questioning, [a] person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent…” Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 444 (1966). “Likewise, if the individual is alone and indicates in any manner that he does not wish to be interrogated, the police may not question him.”  Id. at 445. If you…

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Consult a Lawyer Before Being Breathylized

Hopefully you will never be arrested for a DUI.  But, if you ever find yourself under arrest, you have the right to consult with an attorney before deciding whether to take a breath test. This is nothing new – Oregonians have had this right at least since 1988, when the Oregon Supreme Court issued its…

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DUI Diversion Works – If You Get It Done!

You may have heard about DUI diversion.  This is a program offered to certain DUI offenders that has a variety of requirements, including completion of a drug/alcohol abuse assessment and possible treatment, attendance at a victim impact panel, payment of fines and staying out of trouble for a certain period of time (usually one year).…

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Get a Lawyer At The First Sign of Trouble

In almost 100% of criminal prosecutions, a police report will be filed before the prosecutor’s office makes a formal accusation.  If someone files a police report accusing you of something, you could take a wait-and-see approach – many times, police reports are filed but no charges are ever brought against anyone.  But instead, at the…

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