You might assume that you’ll never be personally impacted by prostitution related crimes. But in 2013, an Arizona State University study found that approximately 3.7% of the entire adult male population in Portland—an estimated 31,282 men—solicited prostitutes through online sex advertisements. That means that you or someone you know could be directly affected by commercial sexual solicitation (which is sometimes referred to as patronizing a prostitute). Here’s what you should know about commercial sexual solicitation, including what may transpire if you are charged with this particular crime.Continue reading “Commercial Sexual Solicitation Charges In Oregon: What You Need To Know”
Although we know that driving under the influence of intoxicants is a highly dangerous decision, the reality is that people drive impaired almost 300,000 times each day. However, fewer than 4,000 are arrested. If you do happen to be arrested and get convicted or enter diversion, you will likely have to get an ignition interlock device. This device prevents an individual from operating the vehicle after consuming alcohol by requiring the driver to blow into a mouthpiece that detects and records the presence of alcohol.Continue reading “Ignition Interlock Myths: Debunking Mistaken DUII Beliefs”
Although being charged with commercial sex solicitation can be scary and stressful, it doesn’t mean you’re trapped in a hopeless situation. An experienced prostitution attorney will know how to argue a legitimate defense on your behalf. You should always be honest with your attorney so they are in the best position to defend your rights. Knowing the facts of your case, they may use one of the following as a defense during your trial.Continue reading “In My Defense: Examples Of Defenses Used In Solicitation Cases”
Calling a criminal defense attorney might not be something you would like to do, but it is often the right course of action. If you have been arrested or are facing criminal charges for a DUII in Oregon and you are under the age of 21, then it is almost always the right course of action. Because drunk driving is such a stigmatized criminal offense in our society, you will need to put your best foot forward in forming your defense. If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants; your DUII conviction could affect you personally, financially, socially, and professionally.Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Underage DUII Charges in Oregon”
Although the state of Oregon prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicants, or any combination thereof; such incidents happen more than we’d like to believe. The decision to drive while intoxicated can have serious consequences on your own life and on the lives of others. Even if you have made this kind of mistake, you are still entitled to legal representation in all criminal matters and may not be forced to live with the consequences forever.Continue reading “DUII Charges and Diversion”
Although the average drunk driver has operated a vehicle while intoxicated around 80 times before they’re ever arrested, they are likely to be caught eventually. Being arrested on the suspicion of a DUI can be extremely stressful, particularly if it’s your first time. It’s all too easy to say the wrong thing or behave in a way that can make a bad situation worse. But in order to understand what to do when facing a DUI charge, you also need to understand what not to do. To that end, here are a few important things to keep in mind if you are pulled over, arrested, and/or charged with a DUI.Continue reading “The “Do Not” Rules Of DUI’s: What NOT To Do If You’re Stopped By Police”
There were an estimated 40 million people worldwide working as prostitutes in 2016, and an estimated 80,000 American citizens are arrested each year for soliciting sex. This means that these types of crimes really aren’t as rare as one might believe. In the first part of our two-part series on prostitution and solicitation, we talked about how these kinds of sex crimes are defined, as well as the charges and punishments that can result from them. This second portion of our series is devoted to answering some of the most common questions pertaining to related charges and their consequences. Of course, if you have been charged with prostitution, solicitation, pandering, or any other related crime, you should contact a prostitution defense attorney immediately to make sure your rights are protected.Continue reading “Understanding Prostitution And Solicitation Laws in Oregon: Part 2”
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”