Can I Teach With a Felony Conviction In Oregon? 

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Like many other states, Oregon is experiencing a teacher shortage. With schools struggling to hire and retain qualified people to educate our kids, it may seem like the perfect time to pursue a teaching career. But, the staffing issues at many Oregon schools haven’t changed the state licensing requirements, which can be quite stringent.  In…

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Relief from Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

Juveniles who are adjudicated for sex offenses in the state of Oregon are minors under the age of 18 that have committed a sexual offense, usually against another minor. Before August 2015, many juveniles adjudicated for sex offenses were placed on the sex offender registry for life.  Juveniles are still being placed on the sex…

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Buying a Gun with a Criminal Record in Oregon

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. This right is reiterated in the Oregon Constitution as well. In the aftermath of certain criminal offenses, however, these rights may be suspended or revoked. Adults in Oregon who wish to buy firearms are forbidden from doing so if they have been convicted of…

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The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Firearm in Oregon

Table of Contents What Types of Firearms Can I Own?Purchasing a Gun in OregonHow and Where You May Use FirearmsConcealed Carry in OregonOpen Carry in OregonDischarging a Firearm in OregonPointing a GunSelf-Defense with a Firearm in OregonWho Can Possess a Firearm in Oregon?Who Cannot Own or Use a Firearm?What If I Own a Gun Illegally?Firearm…

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How Many Felonies Can be Reduced to Misdemeanors

Table of Contents What Is Felony Reduction? When Should Felony Reduction Be Used? Which Felonies Can Be Reduced to Misdemeanors? What Happens During a Felony Reduction Proceeding? Let Lohrke Law Determine If You Are Eligible For Felony Reduction What Is Felony Reduction? Felony reduction refers to the process of turning what was a felony conviction…

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Can I Restore my Rights if I Have a Felony Vehicle Conviction?

Convictions for felony vehicle crimes cannot be set aside, but they can be reduced to misdemeanors. Oregon Revised Statute 161.705 allows a Class C Felony to be reduced to a Class A Misdemeanor. Felony reduction to misdemeanor applies to convictions for criminal as well as vehicle crimes. Once a felony conviction is properly reduced to…

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