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Ignition Interlock's Role in Oregon's DUII Law

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

During the holidays, many law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon participated in sobriety campaigns geared toward cracking down on drunk drivers. According to the Oregon State Police, there were 29 DUII arrests that occurred during the New Year’s enforcement period, which represents a slight decrease over last year’s numbers. Oregon takes a very aggressive stance… Read More »

Repeat DUI offense reduction goal of IIDs

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Oregon drivers that are convicted of driving under the influence face some harsh consequences. Some, but not all, first-time offenders may be eligible for the state’s DUI diversion program but anyone with a prior conviction will not qualify for this option. Throughout the nation, the use of ignition interlock devices are part of the… Read More »

Innocent Woman Jailed for 17 years

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

It is the duty of the police and prosecution to prove without a reasonable doubt that a defendant is guilty. Unfortunately for some very unlucky Americans, a disturbingly popular trend has become a major problem with the US legal system. For decades, People all over the nation have been arrested, convicted, and punished for… Read More »

Criminal Prosecution of Military Veterans

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Nearly one-fourth of all Oregon prison inmates are military veterans. At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., we take great pride in representing those who have served our country. That number is growing all the time, but we have found ways to be part of the solution. Whether a veteran has served in combat overseas or… Read More »

Marijuana Convictions Eligible for Expungement (Record Clearance)

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

For many years, certain marijuana convictions did not qualify for expungement. For example, we have received calls from many people frustrated that they could not expunge convictions for growing marijuana, which is classified as Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (MCS). Those days are over. Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) now generally qualifies for… Read More »

Oregon lawmakers propose changes to grand jury proceeding

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Relief from Sex Offender Registration

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

New laws offer relief from sex offender registration in Oregon for certain convictions including Rape in the Third Degree (Statutory Rape or Underage Girlfriend), Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and others.

Consequences of Sex Offender Conviction

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Nutshell description of the consequences of a sex offender conviction including sex offender registration.

Conviction Reversed in State of Oregon vs. Ramiro Quiroz Hernandez!

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

The Oregon Court of Appeals just issued an important victory for the defense in a case handled by our office. A Washington County judge refused to allow cross examination of the alleged victim in a sex case, specifically related to the alleged victim’s motivation for making a false charge against our client. The defense… Read More »

Arrested In Oregon Prostitution Sting?

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

You may think you can’t win if you’ve been charged with prostitution, especially if you solicited a police officer posing as a prostitute. But before you count it all loss, take a look at some areas your defense team can attack in negotiations or at trial by jury: validity of the arrest motivation behind… Read More »

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Mark C. Cogan, P.C., of Portland, Oregon, represents individuals charged with crimes throughout Oregon, including central Oregon, northern Oregon, Pacific Coast communities and the Willamette River valley, including Clackamas County, Washington County, Multnomah County, Columbia County, Marion County, Tillamook County, Clatsop County, Lincoln County, Lane County, Linn County and Benton County and the cities of Salem, Lake Oswego, Gresham, Oregon City, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tualatin, Milwaukie, West Linn, The Dalles and Clackamas.

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