Cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana are all considered prohibited drugs in Portland, Oregon. A person caught using or distributing these drugs is likely to face serious charges, depending on the type of the prohibited substance and its quantity.
A 55-year-old man wanted for multiple sex crimes he allegedly committed 15 years ago near Portland, Oregon was arrested in Montana after almost two decades as a fugitive.
Felonies are the most serious offense in the United States. Generally, conviction due to a felony offense will lead to heavy fines and penalties as well as incarceration for a year or more. Kidnapping, burglary, robbery, rape, murder, arson, treason and terrorism are some of the more common examples of felonies.
Putting forth a criminal defense is the right of any person accused of criminal charges. In Oregon, conviction from a crime can lead to serious life-altering consequences including imprisonment, fines and other penalties. The suspect can also be prosecuted in a state or federal court, depending on the nature of the crime.
Federal crimes like drug offenses, child pornography, white collar crimes and weapon offenses, are prosecuted in federal court, where there is little room for negotiation. Being charged with a federal crime, compared to a state or local crime, can mean stiffer fines and penalties for the accused, if convicted of the charges.
Sex crimes, including sexual assault, molestation, rape or lewd comments, are serious offenses with far-reaching and long-term negative consequences. The behaviors of accused sex crime offenders are scrutinized by the public and the local authorities even before their trial. Upon conviction, the accused are subjected to serious fines and penalties, including long-term imprisonment and the possibility of being listed as sex offenders.
Authorities arrested two men and a woman who investigators say were involved in drug trafficking near Portland, Oregon. After almost three months of investigation, police arrested the three suspects in a Home Depot parking lot.
Local Portland, Oregon, residents know how committed police are to maintaining peace and order. Take, for example, an early December police chase that started roughly 40 miles south of Portland. Police chased a man that they suspected of car theft but then had to end that chase because of poor road conditions. However, they did not give up in their search and found the man later that same day. After exchanging gunfire, police arrested the suspect.
In Oregon, selling, manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs all carry serious penalties. Anyone affected by drug charges knows first-hand how difficult it is to go through federal prosecution.
"There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it."