In 1996 the Oregon Legislature enacted the Repeat Property Offender’s Act (“REPO”) which required prison sentences for people who were convicted of property crimes and who had a prior record of property crime convictions. The prior convictions become “predicate convictions” which initially triggered mandatory sentences of 13 and 18 months, depending on the seriousness of…

Starting on January 1, 2014, any person who was convicted of DUII for a third or subsequent time had their license to drive revoked for life. This included the total of all DUII convictions, no matter how old. However, there is a possibility of petitioning for reinstatement of your license after ten years. Here are…

As a Gresham and Portland DUII lawyer, I actively seek sentencing solutions for my DUII clients which allow them to maintain family, employment, financial and treatment stability while serving alternative “jail” sentences in DUII cases. I negotiate and argue for the best options for my clients. Treatment courts can be a good option for the…

In over thirty years of practicing criminal defense in Portland Gresham and Oregon City, I have changed my approach to criminal cases.  As a young lawyer, I enjoyed the strategy of the  negotiations with the district attorney and the contest of a courtroom trial.  I still enjoy these aspects of my practice, since the competition…