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State of Oregon vs. Ramiro Quiroz Hernandez

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

The Oregon Court of Appeals just issued an important victory for the defense in a case handled by our office. A Washington County judge refused to allow cross-examination of the alleged defendant in a sex case, specifically related to the alleged defendant’s motivation for making a false charge against our client. The criminal defense… Read More »

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Civil Compromise

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Posted December/14/2009 CIVIL COMPROMISE CAN BE A GREAT ROUTE TO PREVENT CRIMINAL PROSECUTION Oregon law offers a framework for a resourceful defense attorney and a pragmatic client to accomplish dismissal of a criminal charge, even where the prosecuting attorney objects to the case being dismissed. In a situation where the criminal charge encompasses alleged… Read More »

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DUII Diversion Entry Opposed By Prosecutor

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

DUII DIVERSION ENTRY IS POSSIBLE EVEN WHEN THE PROSECUTOR OBJECTS! Prosecuting attorneys throughout the State of Oregon have become more aggressive in opposing DUII Defendants being allowed to enter the Diversion Program. We have seen cases in which prosecutors have opposed a Defendant’s application to enter Diversion for varying reasons. In some cases, a… Read More »

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Why do i need an attorney?

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

Some people feel it is unnecessary to hire a Portland criminal defense attorney because they believe they are innocent and procuring legal representation is not needed.  The fallacy with this way of thinking is that, in our adversarial legal system, the only way that people can be assured of having their rights protected is… Read More »

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