Being charged with a felony can put an Oregon resident in a very difficult situation. Besides the serious penalties, such as expensive fines and a lengthy prison sentence, residents of Multnomah County, just east of Portland, who are accused of felonies will also have to deal with new risk evaluation guidelines.
As most Oregonians know, felonies have significantly tougher consequences than other criminal charges, typically longer prison sentences and heftier fines. A southern Oregon woman is now looking at such charges - in her case, murder charges - after her recent arrest for violating terms of her probation from an unrelated assault case.
Any crime that has some element of danger to individuals or the public is likely to be classified as a felony by a legislature at some point. Most people think of certain acts that threaten or take life or property as felony crimes, but creating a public nuisance that has the potential to threaten human or animal health or the environment on a large scale can also become felonies.
Here in Portland, Oregon, as in most states, a conviction for criminal charges means serious penalties and a possible prison sentence. A criminal record can have a negative impact on the personal and professional life of a resident. For this reason, the accused is advised to do whatever is legally possible to be free of the charges. Two Lebanon, Oregon women accused of burglary may wish to take such advice into consideration.
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.
Oregon police have arrested the co-owners of a Beaverton meat market and three of its employees. They are accused of conducting a fraud operation involving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP, known formerly as the Food Stamp Program, is designed to provide food assistance to low-income families.
Drunk driving is at best risky and at worst deadly. Months after a deadly Portland, Oregon, car crash, a Multnomah County grand jury indicted a 29-year-old man with multiple charges, including felony driving under the influence.