Law Enforcement Is Investigating Voter Fraud In Oregon
Recently, our criminal defense attorneys at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. have been contacted by Oregon residents who stand accused of voting in two separate states during the 2018 General Election.
As law enforcement officials focus on suspected voter fraud, it is important for our Oregon residents to understand their rights and how they can counter these allegations when they are accused of violating voting laws.
Is It A Crime To Vote In Two Different States?
Oregon laws make it a crime for a person to:
- Make a false statement, if one is required under election laws
- Request a ballot in another person’s name
- Vote or attempt to vote more than once at any election held on the same date
- Vote or attempt to vote both in an election held in this state and another state on the same date
Any violation of these election laws can be punished as a Class C Felony, which is punishable by:
- A fine up of to $125,000
- Up to five years in prison
What Should I Do If I Am Accused of Election Fraud In Oregon?
Election fraud is a serious offense that is accompanied by severe felony consequences that can remain on your record and jeopardize your current and future livelihood.
It is important for anyone suspected of a crime to assert his or her right to counsel and right to remain silent.
If you or someone you know is being investigated by Oregon law enforcement officials for voter fraud, do not make a statement without an experienced criminal defense attorney present.
You have rights, and they must be protected throughout the interview or interrogation process.
Even law enforcement officials know how important it is to obtain legal counsel before speaking with investigators during an internal affairs inquiry because they understand how any statements they make can and will be used against them.
Protecting your rights is just as important as it is theirs. Follow their lead. Remain silent and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
How Can An Oregon Defense Attorney Help Me With Voter Fraud?
Each voter fraud allegation is unique and requires an experienced legal review of the complete charges waged against you.
Your charges may have a legitimate defense or mitigating circumstances that can be presented to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor, which may reduce or eliminate your exposure to jail time or financial penalties.
Contact Our Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. For Free Concern.
If you have been contacted by law enforcement officials and accused, detained, or arrested for voter fraud in Oregon, contact our criminal defense lawyers at Mark C. Cogan, P.C. at (503) 827-8092 to review your case today.