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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oregon on

Q: In Oregon, if I get a dui with a child in the vehicle do I receive a charge of child endangerment

Shawn A Kollie answered on Aug 16, 2019

You certainly can receive additional charges of Recklessly Endangering in a child is in the vehicle. It generally matters on how the driving was, and how impaired the driver was. Having a child in the car can also make someone ineligible for Diversion in Oregon which makes the punishment... Read more »

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Q: I payed to have my background checked while trying to purchase a handgun from a retail store. I read a question wrong.

I marked no instead of yes. I turned it in and was denied. And then I had two officers tell me that they could arrest me for a simple mistake. They say I committed a crime of false swearing. I think it's ridiculous that they gave me a ticket and now I have court. Is there any way of me be able to... Read more »

Shawn A Kollie answered on Jul 5, 2019

This is a great question! The crime of 'false swearing' or 'attempted felon in possession of a firearm' could have both occurred in this factual scenario. It's important to speak with a knowledgeable gun rights lawyer about the possible ramifications of this type of crime and the possible routes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Oregon on

Q: If you get charged with 2 class c felonies in Oregon over 13 years ago can you get a Concealed weapons permit

Shawn A Kollie answered on Jun 27, 2019

You can only get a CHL under Oregon law if you have expunged those old felonies, or had a statutory restoration under ORS 166.274. Either of those options would restore your rights and allow you to obtain a CHL. Speak with a knowledgeable attorney about the process to get started.

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