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Can Both Guilty and Innocent People Benefit from Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Oregon?

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our skilled criminal defense attorneys can help guilty people, innocent people, and everyone in between who has been charged with a crime in Oregon. Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty of the charges. One of the cardinal principles of the… Read More »

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Evaluating Your Legal Options Inside and Outside the Courtroom

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Since 1982, our Oregon criminal defense attorneys have focused on protecting the rights of our clients by exploring all potential avenues that could lead to a successful outcome — inside and outside the courtroom — using an important guiding principle: Each client we design legal solutions for is unique. While our lengthy legal careers… Read More »

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing All of Oregon

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys understand that legal trouble knows no physical bounds, and getting the representation you deserve can be hard to come by when you live outside of one of our large cities. Whether you live in Portland or Chiloquin, your rights must be protected at all times… Read More »

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What Should I Look for When Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Oregon?

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Getting arrested and processed by law enforcement, spending the night in jail, missing work, and having an extended amount of time to agonize over the unknown is both physically and emotionally exhausting. What is going to happen to me? Can I face these charges alone? Should I hire a criminal defense attorney? If you… Read More »

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Protester Charged with Assault in Street Protest : Oregon law

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 »

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Defending a Drug Cases That Involve Illegal Police

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 »

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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 »

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Refusing a blood, breath or urine test in Oregon

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Refusing a chemical test after being stopped for DUII 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 »

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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 »

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Heroin found on Oregon man leads to More 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 »

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