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Understanding the elements of robbery if you are accused

When you are charged with a crime, you are not automatically considered guilty of that accusation. Our court system is set up to be as fair as possible to all, though obviously nothing is perfect. The fallibility of people and human-made systems is why it's so important that you don't trust completely in the system and ensure you have an experienced professional on your side.

Authorities seek bank robbery suspect's identity

Both the local Salem police as well as agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are seeking clues to the identity of the individual who robbed the Oregon State Credit Union on January 4. The public has been asked to assist authorities with naming the suspect.

Husband and wife each facing felony armed robbery charge

As in Oregon, the impact of a criminal conviction in any state can be devastating. A husband and wife in another state are each facing an aggravated armed robbery charge. The incident reportedly occurred late in June, and they both appeared in court recently.

Armed robbery charge: Cowboy bandits awaiting sentencing

When a crime is commissioned with the aid of a weapon anywhere in the United States, including in Oregon, the potential penalties upon conviction can be severe. This was also mentioned when two men were recently convicted in a federal court on Hobbs Act violations related to a series of robberies that were carried out in 2013. The fact that one of the men had a partially amputated ring finger apparently led to his arrest on an armed robbery charge.

Federal theft charge: 2 men accused of theft of collectible wines

Whenever an Oregon resident faces federal charges, he or she will likely know that the seriousness of the situation cannot be underestimated. The adverse consequences in the event of a conviction on a charge, such as a federal theft charge, can be life-changing. For this reason, it makes sense to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the federal court system.

The effect of expunging a crime from your records

Some people may not be aware of this, but you can actually scrub a crime from your records, allowing you to move forward with your life without the weight of that crime holding you back. It's called "expungement," and it is a court-ordered process that "seals" your criminal conviction from view by most organizations and people.

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