As of this year, federal law will require even more people to register as sex offenders. Moreover, individual states will have to comply with strict new rules regarding state sex offender registration laws or lose federal funding. See The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), AKA the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act… Read More
As of January 1, 2022, some people who are currently serving time in Oregon state prisons will be able to formally petition their original DA’s offices for sentence reductions. Every DA’s office will be handling these requests differently, but here in Lane County, they have just issued a POLICY Here is a summary: WHO SHOULD APPLY: People who have been convicted of drug crimes, especially possession and/or marijuana-related crimes, property offenses, and other non-violent felonies who got unusually long sentences and who have already… Read More
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Here is a helpful fact sheet regarding Marijuana and Psychomotor performance prepared by the folks at NORML. Some highlights: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis is a criminal offense in every state, even the ones, like Oregon, where it is legal to use for recreational purposes. In assessments of actual on-road driving… Read More
This is a question I get asked fairly regularly. The answer is… It depends! The age of consent in Oregon is 18 — one of the highest in the nation. Thus, if you are an adult and had any kind of sex with someone who was 17, you can theoretically be prosecuted under ORS 163.415.… Read More