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Why do death row appeals take so long?

The death sentence is one of the most controversial sentences a court in Oregon can hand down. When a judge applies this sentence to a case, he or she does it with the utmost care. After all, the judge is sentencing a person to be put to death, which is never an easy thing to do. However, you may know that even when a person gets the death sentence, it is not likely that he or she will actually see that sentence carried out.

A closer look at plea bargains and why they exist

If there was a formal trial for every single criminal in Oregon who was ever accused of committing a crime, there would be too much work and not enough professionals to take care of the job. As such, it is imperative that legal professionals find alternative means to leveling just punishments on those who have broken the law, without wasting time and resources in time-consuming negotiations about a criminal's proposed punishment.

Why do judges make mistakes?

Receiving an unfair verdict in an Oregon courtroom may result from a lack of evidence, or from a false witness. However, it is possible that the judge in your case made a mistake. How does this happen?

Why is attention to detail so important when filing an appeal?

Going through a criminal trial in Oregon has been emotionally and mentally challenging. If an issue arose with the presentation of evidence, you may have felt devastated as you watched your case fall apart. In this case, you may naturally believe that if your trial had been fair, you would have prevailed, and so you prepare to file an appeal with the Oregon Court of Appeals.

A prosecutor's mistakes led to a successful appeal

A driver in Oregon who receives a DUI conviction may want a new trial, but unless there was a legal error made during the first one, there may not be grounds to appeal the judge's decision. FindLaw points out that the error is not typically a mistaken fact, but an error in procedure or a suppression of evidence.

What information should be in an appellate brief

You are unhappy with the verdict of your Oregon criminal trial, which came about because the judge allowed the prosecution to present evidence that should have been suppressed, because your attorney was not allowed to provide important evidence to the jury, or due to some other reason. The legal team at the law office of David J. Celuch has helped many people to create and file an appellate brief to take the case before the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Can I get relief from registering as a sex offender?

A sexual offense crime has several layers of consequences, and one of these consequences is the requirement to register as a sex offender. This can prohibit you from getting a job, a home or even going back to school. Fortunately, for some sex offenses, there are means to get relief from having to register as an offender. In January, new laws went into effect for registration and relief as a sex offender. The first steps toward relief is knowing your classification as a sex offender.

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