Category Archives: Juvenile
My Child Is Accused of a Crime part 2
“How can I help my child and help his/her lawyer get the best result?” (1) Make sure your child isn’t speaking about “what happened” with anyone but his/her lawyer. Your child’s school principal, school guidance counselor or even private therapist is not a legal advocate bound by ethics of the Oregon State Bar and… Read More »
My Child Is Accused of a Crime part 1
As a parent, it’s your worst nightmare to see your child’s future threatened in any way. When your child is accused of a crime, it’s a tough pill to swallow under any circumstances! -Your family may be shocked at the accusations. -Your family may be disgusted with law enforcement. -Your family may feel betrayed… Read More »
Young Love or Sex Offense?
The “rules” regulating sex between teens, tweens and young adults are often unknown or unclear to the very minors they aim to protect. 14 and 16-year old sex is legal and 14 and 17-year old sex is illegal. Such distinctions are arbitrary, especially in the eyes of developing teens, if they are aware of… Read More »
Life Incarceration for Juveniles?
How would you feel if you were fifteen years old and had no hope of living your life outside of prison bars? In 2010, Terrance Graham, a juvenile, was sentenced to life in prison without any chance of release or parole after violating his probation. In this case, Graham challenged his sentence under the… Read More »