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Portland attorney Robert Harris

Was Mohamed Mohamud Entrapped? – Portland Oregon Terror Trial

By: Robert Harris
This week Mohamed Mohamud goes on trial for the Pioneer Square bombing plot. He doesn’t deny participation in the actual act of terror. His Defense is entrapment.

With more police agencies running sting operations clients often ask about the entrapment defense. The Mohamed Mohamud trial illustrates how difficult it is to use entrapment as a defense. Read Full Article.

Portland Attorney Amy Velázquez

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Washington County and have no prior criminal history? You may be eligible to enter the new Diversion Early Case Resolution Program – “DECR”

By: Amy N. Velázquez
A new diversion program was created in Washington County Circuit Court in Hillsboro which allows individuals charged with certain misdemeanor crimes to enter diversion. Similar to the DUII diversion program, successful completion of the DECR program will result in a dismissal of the criminal charges after a one year period. Read Full Article.

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