Recent changes to Oregon’s expungement statute (ORS 137.225) expand the list of crimes that can be expunged while shortening the waiting periods for those eligible for expungement. For example, convictions for contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, rape III, sexual abuse III and sodomy III may be expunged if the person seeking expungement has obtained a court order relieving them of the obligation to report as a sex offender. Convictions for certain Class … Read more
Dec 2, 2015
“Department policy is that criminal prosecutors and civil trial counsel should timely communicate, coordinate, and cooperate with one another and agency attorneys to the fullest extent appropriate to the case and permissible by law, whenever an alleged offense or violation of federal law gives rise to the potential for criminal, civil, regulatory, and/or agency administrative parallel (simultaneous or successive) proceedings.” Memorandum from the Attorney General of the United States. January 30, 2012.
“To be parallel, … Read more
Dec 1, 2015
is pleased to announce that
Matthew E. Zekala
has joined the firm
as an Associate Attorney
We now introduce Matt Zekala who has just joined our firm as an associate attorney.
In 1998 Matt left his hometown of New York City and moved to Portland which has been his home ever since. Matt graduated magna cum laude from Portland State University and earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law … Read more