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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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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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