Can I Fight My DUI Charge?

If you are facing DUI charges at the moment, you might be wondering whether or not you should plead guilty. Although pleading guilty will cut down on time and get the case closed sooner, it does entail a list of penalties and consequences. This can include hefty fines, community service, rehabilitation, probation, drug testing, suspended… Continue reading Can I Fight My DUI Charge?

What Exactly Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense attorney is there to represent those accused of committing crimes. These can be misdemeanors or felonies. While the punishment ranges from a simple fine to life in prison or a death sentence, these specialized lawyers play a part in the process. In fact, the U.S. Constitution requires their presence within the courtroom,… Continue reading What Exactly Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

Prevalence of Sexual Abuse in Those With Learning Difficulties

Prevalence This can be difficult to determine; it is believed sexual abuse of people with LD is under-reported due (a) lack of awareness that abuse has taken place; (b) a lack of understanding by victims that they have been victimised; (c) the fear of retaliation, fear of loss of services, fear of further abuse by… Continue reading Prevalence of Sexual Abuse in Those With Learning Difficulties

Recent Changes to Oregon’s Expungement Law Allow More People to Make a Fresh Start

Recent changes to Oregon’s expungement statute (ORS 137.225) expand the list of crimes that can be expunged while shortening the waiting periods for those eligible for expungement. For example, convictions for contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, rape III, sexual abuse III and sodomy III may be expunged if the person seeking expungement… Continue reading Recent Changes to Oregon’s Expungement Law Allow More People to Make a Fresh Start