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State vs. Machuca Decision

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

On February 11, 2010 Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of State vs. Machuca. A widely awaited opinion on the subject of police powers vs individual rights in the area of DUII enforcement. I find the Court’s dismissal of the individual rights claim in Machuca very shocking. Although the result was… Read More »

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No More Coercion At DUII Arrest

By Mark C. Cogan, P.C. |

IMPORTANT NEW DECISION ISSUED BY THE COURT OF APPEALS SUPPORTS THE RIGHT OF THE DUII SUSPECT NOT TO BE COERCED INTO GIVING INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE TO THE POLICE On September 30, 2009, the Oregon Court of Appeals handed down an important decision in the case of State vs. Thomas Gregory Machuca, which supports the right… Read More »

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