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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal for me to carry a collapsible baton in Oregon?

I have been thinking about getting a collapsible baton but I don't know if it's legal for me to carry it in public. Also I would like to know if there are any special requirements for me to own one.

Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on May 4, 2017

The answer is a bit complicated. I actually wrote an article on this topic, which you can read here: https://romanolawpc.com/expandable-collapsible-batons-legal-oregon/

The reason I saw that the answer is a bit complicated is because Oregon does not have a specific law that clarifies one...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oregon on
Q: Can my girlfriend get a driver's license in Oregon with one or two convictions of dui's in California?
Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Nov 1, 2014

It depends on how long ago those DUI convictions were, and whether she satisfied all requirements of the CA court and CA DMV.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oregon on
Q: Is swerving WITHIN your own lane a lawful stop in reference to a DUII in the state of Oregon?

I do not believe this is an infraction of any kind, but does it justify the stop?

Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Nov 1, 2014

It's not a traffic violation by itself, but swerving within a lane can be used by an officer to support a finding of reasonable suspicion for DUII. Whether or not the stop was lawful will depend on what other factors the officer is using to corroborate his/her belief that the swerving was a sign of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: I want to know what this all means..

my plea deal says:

Pcs heroin 60 d mcsa, 12 m pps

And pcs meth 60 d mcsa c/s, 12 m pps

And revoke 60 d mcj c/, 12 m pps

Just want to know what it all means? Marion county, Oregon

Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Nov 1, 2014

The reference to "PCS" means Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin or Methamphetamine).

"60 d" refers to the jail time (60 days jail).

"Pps" is a reference to post prison supervision.

Based on the felony charges referenced in your questions, you're looking at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: How can I be charged with felon in poss. Of a firearm. When a gun was found in another bag in a closet

A po went to my friends house searched his things found a gun in a random back pack in the closet along with a letter from my wife to me from prison three years prior, then came to my house the next day and charged me with felon in poss. Of a fire arm actually two of them?

Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Mar 28, 2014

The legal definition of "possession" is very broad. A felon doesn't need to be holding a firearm, touching a firearm, or even have a firearm within reach. It's called "constructive possession." The criminal charge of felon in possession of a firearm is a serious offense, and you may have a legal or... Read more »

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Q: My babys father is on bench probation and I believe he is doing illegal drugs what can I do,
Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Mar 28, 2014

The first thing you can do is verify your suspicion. Ask him if he's using. Have him take a UA. The second thing you should determine is what drugs is he using. A third consideration is: Does his drug use present a safety issue for the child? If he is using, your first motivation-- since he's the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Q: I have full custody of my 8 year old daughter, would I be able to move from Oregon to Florida?
Michael Romano
Michael Romano answered on Mar 28, 2014

Does the father of your daughter consent to the move? Does the father currently have a relationship with your daughter? Is he exercising parenting time with the child (with or without a written plan)? If the father objects to the move, and if the move will affect his parenting time, you may have an... Read more »

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