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.
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.
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.
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.
A 56-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges after allegedly defrauding $4 million from National Relief Charities, an organization that helps Native Americans, by saying the money would go to fund scholarships. The FBI and IRS arrested him at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, as he returned from a trip to Thailand and Japan.
A Portland, Oregon, man is likely to end in federal court after allegedly producing and distributing counterfeit money, according to police. The 29-year-old manager at the Department of Revenue was arraigned after police arrested him at his home in Keizer, Oregon. The man is facing charges for burglary, tampering with physical evidence, illegal possession of methamphetamine and forgery.
Federal crimes pertain to federal criminal laws that apply in all 50 states, including Oregon. Such offenses may include fraud, federal child pornography, white collar crimes, bank robbery and murder.