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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oregon on

Q: Do I have to pay for discovery's I request? Traffic

I am fighting a speeding ticket I got from Oregon State Police. The trooper told me it will cost me more to ask for discovery's then just pay the ticket. I know I can win if I have everything I need from the Officer. Do I have to pay for discovery's I request? If not what is the law saying I do not?

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Dec 5, 2012

Generally, in traffic cases you have to track down the discovery you want. With OSP, you should send a letter to their records department with a $25.00 check. That's usually their minimum fee. They will notify you if there are further fees that need to be paid. Unfortunately, OSP is extremely slow... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on

Q: Can the court accept a nolo contendere plea when there is no evidence to indicate guilt? In Oregon

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Dec 5, 2012

It certainly isn't supposed to do that. See ORS § 135.395 -

Determining accuracy of plea -

After accepting a plea of guilty or no contest, the court shall not enter a judgment without making such inquiry as may satisfy the court that there is a factual basis for the plea. [1973 c.836...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on

Q: Transfering Parol to a different state

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Dec 5, 2012

It's possible to transfer your supervision to another state by going through the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). Check out the ICAOS rules here: http://www.interstatecompact.org/About/NavigatingtheCompact.aspx to see if you would qualify and talk with your PO to see how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on

Q: If I was arrested for a felony in Oregon, can I leave the state of Oregon before my arraignment?

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Dec 5, 2012

Generally, you have to sign a release agreement when you get out of jail. Many courts have a default condition of release that you may not leave the state and, if you do, you waive extradition from wherever you end up. Violating a condition of release is a very quick way to find yourself back in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on

Q: What shoud i do about the girl lieing to the detective

This girl told me that she had submitted a false report of being robbed and that she told the DET. I was the one who did it. I was called askin for $800 and if I don't pay her she would be filing berg charges. I picked her up she gave me some equipment and 5 plants which was witnessed. because she... Read more »

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Dec 5, 2012

You're in a tough situation. Your primary goal should not be to get revenge or file charges on her but rather to defend yourself against any false allegations. You may want to consider finding and retaining evidence that could help you like any text messages, call records or voicemails made around... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on

Q: What is the sentence for assault 2 in washington state?

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Apr 29, 2011

It depends on the defendant's criminal history. No priors? 3-9 months. Then it increases from there by each point (prior):

6 - 12 months / 12+ - 14 months / 13 - 17 months / 15 - 20 months / 22 - 29 months / 33 - 43 months / 43 - 57 months / 53 - 70 months / 63 - 84 months

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Washington on

Q: Can an inmate get a furlough for their childs baptism?

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Apr 29, 2011

The answer to your question may depend on where the inmate is being housed.

Washington Department of Corrections only allows escorted leave from prisons for: 1) to receive necessary medical or dental care that is not available at the facility; 2) to attend the funeral or visit the deathbed...
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Q: One house seperated for rental purposes, 1 warant connected activities of one occupant is a second warrant req. for 2nd?

Blake Nathaniel Dore answered on Apr 29, 2011

It's hard to answer your question without more specifics. Generally, a warrant must clearly specify the place to be searched. If the house is divided by purpose - i.e. you get upstairs and I get downstairs - one warrant may be enough. If the two are physically, permanently separated by walls with... Read more »

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