Oregon DUI Issues
March 1, 2004 5:01 AM Subscribe
My friend is in very bad trouble. We need some legal advice for Oregon, especially in regards to Measure 11. More inside.
posted by Keyser Soze to law & government (22 answers total)
Ok, here is what happened:
My friend has a DUI, Minor in possession, and numerous minor offenses related to alcohol. He is not really violent and was attending alcohol classes on top of a huge fine.
He and his roommate decided it would be a good idea to steal 2 cases of beer from Beaverton Winco, and they were tackled onto the ground outside of the business. Here is where it gets stupid.
Bob (fictitious) threw a case of beer at one of the people holding Mike (the main person) as he was being dropped to the ground. It was not security who did this, it was cahiers. Mike then proceeds to fight back, getting some very good hits in before the police show up. Mike had a small knife in his pocket that he did not use, but the police got him for carrying a conealed weapon anyway.
Mike is in jail currently awaiting his trial this week. The judge declared earlier that he has the concealed weapon plus robbery 2, and assault. Robbery 2 is noted under the laws of Measure 11. Bill 1049 from 1997 allows some instances of robbery 2 to be dropped to a non mandatory sentencing. Mike has a court appointed lawyer, and cannot afford an outside lawyer. What should he do? Thank you in advance.