The Law and You

Finding a Personal Injury Attorney

Simply stated, the law is divided into two major areas: Criminal and Civil. Criminal cases involve government prosecution of individuals charged with illegal conduct, such as robbery or murder. Civil cases are those dealing with family law, corporate law and civil actions brought by one individual against another person or against a corporation. Personal injury […]

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Can Drivers Use Their Cell Phones At Stop Lights?

As of July 1, 2018, drivers can be fined $1,000 for texting at a stop sign or light. It is a violation of Oregon’s new Distracted Driving Law. That’s just for your first offense. The second offense goes up to $2,500. A third offense can bring the same monetary penalty plus time in jail. The […]

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Protecting Our Children From Toxic Chemicals

In Oregon, the Toxic Free Kids Act is working to reduce children’s exposure of chemicals and improve health standards for kids. On the federal front, Congress has strengthened the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and manage toxic chemicals. The new federal statute grew out of a critique of a decades old law, […]

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