While it may sometimes be referred to as “the oldest profession,” prostitution and related sex crimes are illegal in almost all states. In Oregon, it’s unlawful to solicit, promote, or engage in prostitution. Because these crimes often come with substantial punishments—not to mention intense social and professional consequences—getting help from a prostitution defense attorney is essential. In this first post of our two-part series, we’ll define what constitutes these crimes, explain the different types of charges, and outline potential punishments. In part two, we’ll answer some of the most common questions pertaining to these types of crimes.Continue reading “Understanding Prostitution And Solicitation Laws in Oregon: Part 1”
If you or someone you care about has been charged with a sex crime, then you may be feeling frightened. You should be, many crimes in Oregon (especially sex crimes) carry mandatory minimum sentences. These crimes are taken extremely seriously by prosecutors, and a sex crime conviction can ruin a person’s life for years, even decades, to come.Continue reading “How It Works: Understanding the Early Parts of the Sex Crime Investigation Process”
Solicitation of sex for money is a serious crime. If you get caught, a crime like this can have a serious financial impact on your life, cause problems at home or work, and can result in jail time.
This criminal defense firm has helped create this two part guide to help you better understand the laws surrounding solicitation and how a prostitution defense attorney can help you overcome these charges.
This second part will focus on ways your attorney can help you after you are initially charged. For what to do immediately after being caught, read the first post in this series.Continue reading “Solicitation & Prostitution: Part 2”
Commercial Sex Solicitation and other prostitution-related charges can carry a great deal of social stigma. They have the ability to ruin your marriage, your job, and your future. If you are charged with a prostitution-related sex crime, it is important that you seek out an attorney who is familiar with these types of criminal allegations.
In this two-part guide, we will explain the steps that you should take in order to assure your prostitution attorney has the best chance of success (part one), and explain some of the tools your lawyer can use to help ensure your future quality of life (part two).Continue reading “Solicitation & Prostitution: Part 1”
DUII is a serious issue that affects the lives of millions: accidents, jail time, even death occur on a regular basis as the result of drunk driving.
There are thousands of cases each day that go completely unnoticed; in fact, of the 300,000 drunk driving incidents that occur daily, only 4,000 are caught. On average, most people who engage in drunk driving do so 80 times before being arrested.
But why do so many people drive drunk? And why do they do it so often? One of the biggest problems is that, despite countless campaigns to educate the public on drunk driving, many myths and misconceptions persist amongst drivers.Continue reading “3 Big Myths About Drunk Driving That Can Land You in Big Trouble”
If you are convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) you can certainly expect to have your driving privileges suspended. In Oregon, the mandatory suspension of your license for a first offense is one year (at least), in addition to 48 hours of jail time, a minimum $1,000 fine, and many other penalties.Continue reading “DUII and Ignition Interlock”
The amount of people charged with crimes each year in America cost the U.S. economy roughly $239 billion dollars (without considering the costs of incarceration). Between the costs of criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, court staff, and judges, this has become quite expensive. While it can be intimidating to be charged with a crime, and it can be hard to figure out the judicial system by yourself, a criminal defense attorney can be an excellent resource to turn to.Continue reading “Benefits of a Criminal Defense Attorney”
Hiring an attorney to represent you in court is a smart move when facing any legal issue, but it’s very important when you’ve been charged with a DUII. You might not have expert knowledge of Oregon’s DUII laws, which makes the right lawyer an absolute necessity. However, that doesn’t mean you should hire the first lawyer you find in the phonebook or online.
Here are some essential questions you need to be asking during your initial consultation to ensure you’re hiring the right Oregon DUII attorney for your case.Continue reading “Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a DUII Attorney”
Did you know that the average drunk driver has gotten behind the wheel almost 80 times before their first arrest? It’s pretty scary to think about, but if you’re not aware of current Oregon DUII laws, it can be even scarier.
It’s one thing to break the law, but it’s another not to understand the law, especially when it comes to driving under the influence of intoxicants. So, to make sure you understand the basics of a DUII conviction in Oregon, here are some of the most frequently asked questions, answered for you.Continue reading “A Few of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Oregon DUII Laws”
Drunk driving remains a serious issue in the United States, and the dangers are even greater than many people realize. That’s because drivers who make the mistake of operating their motor vehicles after drinking alcohol don’t just make this irresponsible decision once or twice after a night of drinking. Sadly, an average drunk driver has been drunk behind the wheel roughly 80 times before their first arrest.Continue reading “Oregon Man Gets DUII Conviction Reversed After Wheelchair Ruling”