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can result in a beneficial resolution of cases without trial.

Case Results — Umatilla County

State v. K.J.

  • Primary Charge: Harassment
  • Case dismissed after defense investigation reports submitted to District Attorney’s Office
  • Concluded 4/11/2018

State v. R.C.

  • Primary Charge: Assault in the Fourth Degree
  • Case dismissed after defense investigation reports submitted to District Attorney’s Office
  • Concluded 4/11/2018

State v. L.D.

  • Primary Charge: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Not guilty verdict after a one-day jury trial
  • Concluded 3/29/2018

State v. S.B.

  • Primary Charge: Felony Assault-4 DV, Reckless Endangering
  • Not guilty verdict after a one-day jury trial
  • Concluded 3/26/2018

State v. R.P.

  • Primary Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed
  • Issue: Reasonable suspicion to stop
  • Dismissed 12/7/2017

State v. M.J.

  • Primary Charge:  Coercion DV, Assault 4 DV, Menacing DV, Strangulation DV
  • Not guilty verdict after a two-day jury trial
  • Concluded 11/16/2017

State v. V.M.

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed
  • Issues: Police officer unlawfully expanded the scope of the stop
  • Dismissed 8/25/2017

State v. S.P.

  • Primary Charge: Assault in the Second Degree
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress hearing
  • Issues: Evidence unlawfully seized
  • Dismissed 7/31/2017

State v. M.G.

  • Primary charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Case dismissed after indictment at defense request
  • Issue: No reasonable suspicion for officer to expand the scope of the stop.
  • Dismissed 6/1/2017

State v. C.T.

  • Primary charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed
  • Issue: Consent to search; reasonable suspicion to stop
  • Dismissed 5/30/2017

State v. L.R.

  • Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Case dismissed after defense investigation completed
  • Issue: Whether CRI reliable and whether buy was controlled
  • Dismissed 3/14/2017

State v. A.C.

  • Primary Charge: Harassment
  • Case dismissed after Motion in Limine and Alibi Notice filed
  • Issue: Eyewitness identification
  • Dismissed 3/7/2017

State v. L.P.

  • Primary Charge: Failure to Appear in the First Degree
  • Case dismissed after investigation and results provided to district attorney that non-appearance was not willful
  • Dismissed 1/27/2017

State v. P.T.

  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Initially charged with Burglary in the First Degree, plead guilty to misdemeanors and received local jail sentence after expert witness prepared report that client could not form criminal intent due to voluntary intoxication
  • Plead Guilty 1/10/2017

State v. R.P.

  • Primary Charge: Delivery and Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed
  • Issues: Reasonable suspicion to stop
  • Dismissed 12/21/2016

State v. C.A.

  • Primary Charge: Domestic Violence
  • Case dismissed after investigation completed disproving eye witness account of incident
  • Dismissed 10/2016

State v. B.E.

  • Primary Charge: Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress filed
  • Issue: No reasonable suspicion to stop defendant (passenger in a lawfully stopped vehicle); whether office had authority to expand the scope of the stop; whether consent to search was knowingly and voluntarily given
  • Dismissed 10/7/2016

Case Results — Morrow County

State v. J.D.D.

  • Primary Charge: Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver
  • Dismissed prior to pre-trial with retained counsel
  • Concluded 4/11/2018

Case Results — Union County

State v. J.M.W.

  • Primary Charges: Delivery of Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) substantial quantities
  • Plea offer reduced to non-prison offer after Motion to Suppress was partially granted by trial judge
  • Plead Guilty 4/10/2017

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