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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oregon on
Q: My bf in custody 30d w/no atty. Chrg from 2020, 21, 22- 4 ctcp(1), uumv(2) & psv(2) he didn't do. DA givg 58/mo! Plz hlp

Oregon, has had 2 court dates xcld & don't know why to get an atty & same judge keeps xcld it & is keeps hire public def he fired last year

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Oregon, it's crucial for anyone in custody, especially facing serious charges, to have legal representation. If your boyfriend has been in custody for 30 days without an attorney and his court dates have been canceled, this needs immediate attention.

First, if he's not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: I was wrongfuly convicted of a crime and later won my appeal. I want to sue the state which can be explained to a lawyer

Financial hardship, mental abuse, child endangerment, harassment, sexual abuse. Child trauma, emotional distress, all these things happened to me and my children

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answered on Jan 18, 2024

If you were wrongfully convicted of a crime in Oregon but later won your appeal, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against the state for the hardships and trauma you and your children experienced. Wrongful convictions can lead to significant emotional, financial, and reputational damages,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Oregon on
Q: Does a patient have to disclose any medical information to the school they attend?
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answered on Jan 16, 2024

No, a student typically does not have to disclose any medical or health information to their school under most circumstances. A few key details here:

• Schools cannot require disclosure of medical info or require physical exams except in very limited cases (e.g. verification of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oregon on
Q: I'm in a Oxford house in Portland, Oregon and I feel harassed, attacked verbally and slandered by this transgender.

This woman's house was supposed to be a safe place yet icant stay here with the daily verbal assults. Can I sue the Oxford house for discrimination and any other thing you could think of as iam leaving with no where to go because I don't feel mentally stable. I can't take this abuse... View More

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

In Oregon, if you're experiencing harassment, verbal attacks, and slander at an Oxford House, you may have legal grounds to take action. First, it's important to document all instances of such behavior. Keep a record of dates, times, and details of these incidents as this documentation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: I'm looking for an attorney who's willing to Represent me in a civil against o d h s and o h p.

I was assigned a second member. I d number the cosmic extensive losses that categorize me in a homeless drug addicted category. Because of that, I was unable to get treatment for AD HD for which I'm disabled. I lost 3 jobs, my credit credibility. And I have all the documentation including them... View More

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

In Oregon, if you're seeking to pursue a civil case against the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), it's important to find an attorney experienced in handling civil rights and personal injury cases, particularly those involving government agencies.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Oregon on
Q: I was accused of being intoxicated at my pain doctors, threatening.. took pee test and alcohol test negative for alcoho.

Well i was accused of alcohol. Intoxication, told that i cannot leave till results of test come back, i got angry and said couple cuss words. After doctor accused, her reason was somebody in the office said they smell alc. On me. Then i was told they will no longer help me. And cut off my oxycodone... View More

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

In your situation in Oregon, it's crucial to understand that if you were wrongfully accused of intoxication and consequently denied medical treatment, you might have grounds for a complaint. Being cut off from prescribed medication like oxycodone without proper procedure or consideration for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: Is Oregon a stop and Id state and what are the laws regarding this

Just want to know the id laws

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

In Oregon, the laws regarding "stop and identify" situations are not as straightforward as in some other states. Generally, law enforcement officers may ask for identification if they have reasonable suspicion that a person is involved in criminal activity. However, Oregon does not have a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: I am a member of a band that plays music for family dances and retirement centers. I also maintain the Facebook page

and website for this band. We have videos on these sites of our events. I'm particularly concerned with the retirement centers as those performances might be considered a more private event. Do I need written permission to post the videos? Could someone sue me for having a video out there?... View More

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

Your question asked if someone 'could' sue you for the described action. Unfortunately, yes, someone could and might. Could they win? That is a different story. This questions deals with the right to privacy in Oregon. (Oregon really does not have a right to publicity unless you have a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: I am going through an eviction and I was not formally nor personally served but landlord is proceeding with a date to go

Mail from my apartment was all being returned to the post office because they were under the impression that the apartment was already vacant. Had a check through a county housing agency to pay the rent and landlord refused to take. Was given faulty information in filing motion to stay by the court... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

In Oregon, proper service of eviction notice is a critical part of the eviction process. If you were not formally served with eviction papers, this could be a significant defense in your case. Oregon law requires landlords to serve tenants with a proper eviction notice before proceeding with an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: If you mention mental illness to an officer should they refuse to help you and you suffer for it. Is that discrimination

I have been physically violated, 10 cats killed, all my possessions stole, strangled,beat and to much to mention here. Mountains of suffering, and it continues today. But they say I'm emotionally disturbed and refuse to assist me in any way. Yet they won't speak to my Dr. Either. They are... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

If you have reported crimes to law enforcement and they have refused to assist you based on your mental illness, this may constitute discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Law enforcement officers are required to provide equal protection and service to all individuals,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: Title stolen and person forged my signature to chang3 to there name

Ex step son stole my title and gave it and truck to a friend who forged my signature on title and back dated. I have proof but police won't Doba report told me to let it go . It's about 200k in property that was taken. And dmv said they would get the title changed back but need a police... View More

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answered on Nov 15, 2023

In Oregon, theft and forgery are both felonies. This means that they are serious crimes that can result in significant penalties, including prison time. If you can prove that your ex-step son stole your truck and forged your signature on the title, you may be able to get him arrested and charged... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oregon on
Q: I how can I find a attorney to help me file a lawsuit against my city police department the city also cps

I have video also audio of police harassing me an stalking my minor son the city is refusing to turn my water on also child protective services took my son due to police setting me up police activity caused my son to loose his intensive mental health outpatient that he severely needed due to police... View More

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answered on Nov 15, 2023

To find an attorney for a lawsuit against a city police department and CPS, you can start by contacting your state's bar association for referrals. They often have a list of attorneys who handle civil rights and police misconduct cases. Additionally, look for attorneys who specialize in civil... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Oregon on
Q: What can you do if you get a court-appointed lawyer that has a controversial history involving theft and fraud?

Their wife stole money from clients while working at the same firm and he tried getting rid of his clients, but wasn't investigated himself for some reason. Additionally, his past with his clients has been the court case being dismissed as he practically abandoned his clients' cases

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

If you've been assigned a court-appointed lawyer with a controversial history involving theft, fraud, or professional misconduct, it's essential to address your concerns promptly to ensure your legal rights are protected. Here are steps you can take:

Raise Concerns with the Court:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: can ex's new wife decide if i can speak with my son or not

recent marriage and she has called me to yell at me for giving my son a sinus nasal spray, she doesn't communicate with me and tell me that she took my son to the ER, She told me that there is no court order that says she has to let my son talk to me?

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answered on Oct 13, 2023

A step parent has no legal authority over a child. The legal authority is reserved to the biologic or adoptive parents. Unless there is a court order, a new spouse married to an ex does not have any authority to decide how to raise the child and certainly cannot tell you whether you can or cannot... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: What can I do about someone that looked up my past record and is telling people about it?

She also installed a surveillance camera to secretly take pictures in the tack room at the private equine boarding facility. I found the camera and there were no signs stating I was being filmed. What can I do?

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answered on Jul 11, 2023

If someone is spreading rumors about you based on your past record, you can take legal action against them for defamation. You can also try to speak to the person who is spreading the rumors and ask them to stop. If someone installed a surveillance camera without your knowledge or consent, you may... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: What can I do about someone that looked up my past record and is telling people about it?

She also installed a surveillance camera to secretly take pictures in the tack room at the private equine boarding facility. I found the camera and there were no signs stating I was being filmed. What can I do?

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

If their actions violate specific laws or regulations, you can file a formal complaint with the appropriate authorities, such as the police or local privacy commission. Additionally, if the individual's actions have caused you harm, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit to seek compensation... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oregon on
Q: If you are found guilty but were never given notice or documention. Can it be dismissed for violation due process rights

I did a trial by declaration for a traffic citation in 2022 based off the court rules I was under the impression and was told if I was found guilty I would receive the notice by us mail no later then 2 weeks. I received in my mailbox just last week an order for me to appear by phone to a show cause... View More

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answered on May 22, 2023

Courts process a lot of traffic tickets, but no need to treat defendants gruffly. Obviously, you have stepped afoul of the Court rules regarding processing your ticket. Today most traffic tickets carry with them penalty assessments and court fees so a fine of $100 can easily reach $500. Courts... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Oregon on
Q: my mom is recording me the videos are me telling her I don't like it she says she will send them to people is that legal

my mom is constaltly recording me and threatening to send them to people that would include the police and the videos arent even bad it just me telling her I don't like what she is doing and after she hurt me and I have a scar from it she got a video of my crying and she says she will send... View More

Todd B. Kotler
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answered on May 22, 2023

Assuming you are clothed during these videos and are not otherwise involved in illegal activities, they are legal. Your mother is within her rights to record a conversation between the two of you. Oregon law is more murky as to whether she can record you when she is not part of the conversation.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: My late fiancés mom is trying to take my dogs from me because she is executor of his will. Do I have any rights?

I was a live in girlfriend and care provider to him while he battled cancer and seizures for 8 years

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Dec 5, 2022

You must be in a rough state of mind losing your boyfriend and your dogs. If you have title to the dogs or other documentation of ownership of the dogs, you should be able to get your dogs back. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring an attorney would likely exceed the value of the dogs. You might... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: Can someone trespassing on your property record you even when you have told them they may not?

The area where the person was recording was NOT visible from anywhere in view or even by air (think thick grove of trees). The person being filmed was clear about not being recorded. No crime of any kind was being committed by the landowner. The person filming was trespassing after being told not... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In Oregon, recording someone without their consent in a private place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy is generally illegal. If you explicitly told the person not to record you on your property and they proceeded to do so anyway, their actions may constitute a violation of your... View More

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