For the second time in less than a year, the Oregon State Hospital has fallen out of compliance with a long-standing federal court order that requires it admit inmates from jails within seven days of them being found so mentally ill they can’t aid in their own criminal defense. The Oregon Health Authority — which… Read More
One of the exceptions to the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment is the inventory search An inventory search is a warrantless search of a lawfully impounded vehicle conducted by the police. The purpose of an inventory search is not to look for evidence of a crime. It’s for the police to determine the contents… Read More
DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic.
Here is a link to the notice that went up on the Oregon State Police website with advice for people who have imminent reporting obligations. https://www.oregon.gov/osp/Docs/SOR_Web_Announcement.pdf TLDR: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as of March 23rd, 2020, ALL sex offender reporting for registration will be taken by phone. There will be NO in-person registrations until… Read More
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