Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Defendants in Oregon City
Oregon City was established by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1829 and it became the first city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated in 1844. In the mid 19th century the area was the last stop for anyone who wanted to file a land claim after traveling across the Oregon Trail.
Originally the area was known for its thriving lumber and paper industries with several large paper mills having been set on the Willamette River in recent decades. Unfortunately, with the decline of the Pacific Northwest lumber industry in the later half of the 20th century, all but one paper mill has survived.
Oregon City’s economy is in part driven by high technology. With the median age of its residents being 36.3 years old, the majority of those within Oregon City’s borders rely on a device and an Internet connection to communicate with loved ones and to conduct business.
What Are Internet or Computer Crimes
As the adoption of the Internet continues to rise, so do the number of Internet crimes which individuals may be accused of. Some of the most common Internet crimes are:
- Internet, computer, or wire fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Music, video and computer program piracy
- Online sexual solicitation (including minors)
- The possession and/or distribution of child pornography
- Sending sexually explicit material to a minor
- Using the Internet for human trafficking
The Penalties for an Internet or Computer Crime Conviction
The penalties associated with any of the above accusations are vast.
- Fines: A misdemeanor conviction may result in minor fines adding up to a few hundred dollars to thousands. If charged with a felony conviction, you may face fines of $100,000 or more
- Jail/Prison: Jail or prison time for those convicted of an Internet crime vary, with serious crimes such as the possession of child pornography resulting in 20 years or more
- Probation: Probation may be an individual penalty or it may be in addition to other penalties. These typically last for one year and require you to maintain a job, to report to a probation officer, and to pay all associated court costs and fines
Talk to Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Today
If you have been accused of an Internet crime, it is important that you speak to criminal defense attorney Mark C. Cogan, P.C. Being convicted of an Internet crime is serious, and even those who are not convicted often suffer the stigma of being an accused criminal.
To schedule your free consultation and discuss your case, please call (503) 827-8092.
Directions To Mark C. Cogan, P.C. 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780 Crown Plaza Building Portland, OR 97201
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Oregon City, OR
Total Est. Time: 24 min
Total Est. Distance: 12.7 mi
- Follow Singer Hill and 10th St to McLoughlin Blvd
- Head east on High St towards Singer Hill
- Turn left onto Singer Hill
- Continue onto 10th St
- Follow McLoughlin Blvd to SE Madison St in Portland
- Turn right onto McLoughlin Blvd
- Continue onto SE Grand Ave
- Continue on SE Madison St. Take SW Hawthorne Bridge to SW 1st Ave
- Turn left onto SE Madison St
- Keep left to continue on SW Hawthorne Bridge
- Sharp left onto SW 1st Ave
- Destination will be on the left
Call us today (503) 827-8092
We are located at:
Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 780
Crown Plaza Building
Portland, OR 97201