Felon faces new charges in Multnomah County
A man with a prior history of felony convictions is again facing charges in Multnomah County. The 42-year-old had already been banned for a lifetime from working as an Oregon contractor when he was charged last month with first-degree theft.
Although he had never held a valid contractor's license in Oregon, the state Department of Justice once filed an injunction against him that prevented him from ever working as a contractor. Under the ban, he was also forbidden from soliciting work.
Nonetheless, authorities, now accuse him of swindling $1300 out of a local business after he agreed to repair some local parking lots. Allegedly, he took the cash but didn't perform the work.
According to police records, the accused has a dozen misdemeanor convictions, seven felonies and an additional seven convictions for violation probation.
For any individual, but especially someone with a criminal background, theft charges are serious business that requires swift and decisive actions by defendants and their criminal defense attorneys. It is important to address these charges head-on, taking them seriously and launching a vociferous defense to the allegations being levied by the prosecuting attorney.
If you know that you are being investigated for a crime, that is the most optimum time to retain your defense attorney. He or she can often arrange for your surrender and release on the charges at a time that is convenient to you and which will have less of an impact on your job or family or social relations.
If it has already passed that point and you are under arrest, remember to uphold your Constitutional rights to remain silent and insist upon speaking with your attorney prior to answering any questions by the police.