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Protester Charged with Assault in Street Protest

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Oregon law enforcers have arrested several people in connection with a street demonstration that turned into a riot last November. Thousands of demonstrators had gathered to protest the outcome of the recent elections but things quickly got out of hand as shop and car windows in the vicinity of the protests were smashed, firecrackers… Read More »

Defending Drug Cases that Involve Illegal Police Activity

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

When an individual has been stopped by a police officer, they may seek to keep any evidence that is found as a result of the stop, from being used against them. For example, consider if a person is stopped without reason and then taken out of his car and searched. During the search, drugs… Read More »

Many criminal cases in Oregon focus on DNA evidence

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

In Oregon, police rely on DNA evidence to solve many crimes, including non-violent property crimes. Criminal charges rely heavily on evidence and more cases in Oregon involve using DNA evidence to get convictions. DNA testing laws have come under fire across the country for collecting and storing DNA from people arrested for criminal offenses…. Read More »

Refusing a blood, breath or urine test in Oregon

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Refusing a chemical test after being stopped for DUI can have consequences, but drivers have rights as well According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, under Oregon’s Implied Consent Law, those who operate a vehicle in the state automatically agree to take a breath, blood or urine test if requested to do so by… Read More »

Agency calls for tougher drunk driving enforcement to prevent crashes

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Accident reports are frequently examined to determine the causes of serious collisions. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducted a study on accidents caused by wrong-way drivers. Over 1,500 accidents from across the country were examined in an effort to learn more about these kinds of crashes. In nearly 60 percent of the… Read More »

Heroin found on Oregon man leads to additional weapons charges

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Police recently seized several weapons from a Portland home after allegedly finding heroin on one of the residents. The search and seizure resulted in the arrest of two individuals on multiple drug and weapons charges. Police report finding “arsenal” of weapons in man’s Portland area home Police began investigating two individuals approximately a month… Read More »

Oregon Criminal Defense

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Aggressive Criminal Defense in Oregon Many people are overwhelmed after being charged with a criminal offense. They trust the advice of their friends and family who say “you want an aggressive lawyer.” You want someone who will keep you out of jail, help you avoid fines and keep your record clean. If you or… Read More »

“You have the right to remain silent:” Requirements of a Miranda warning

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Anyone who has watched a crime drama on television is familiar with the ubiquitous Miranda warning, however, many may not fully understand the history or importance of the rights advisory. The Miranda decision provided a clear rule prohibiting coercion during interrogations (for example, questioning related to a theft or property crime). The warning set… Read More »

Defense attorney Mark Cogan gets his day in court and beats a speeding ticket

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Mark Cogan is a well-known defense attorney and savvy enough to know that a defendant needs a good lawyer. And it paid off Friday morning, when a Clackamas County judge dismissed a year-old speeding ticket. Cogan was cited by a photo-radar unit on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard near downtown Milwaukie in July 2012. That stretch… Read More »

In Oregon, underage sex crimes like statutory rape carry heavy penalties

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Getting convicted of a sex crime can have serious consequences that last for many long years. For someone who is younger, these repercussions can be particularly harmful as they try to launch a career, get into an institution of higher education or apply for a professional license. Everyone makes some youthful mistakes, but only… Read More »

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