2018 Annual Conference

June 14–16, Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend

There’s something for everyone at Smashing Defenses — whether your practice is primarily criminal defense with a little bit of juvenile, or juvenile dependency–focused with an occasional criminally charged client. Get it all at the 2018 Annual Conference!

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Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Succeed at Sentencing—Includes January 2018 Update

Some sentencing issues are so complex you would have to spend hours researching what you can find easily in this invaluable resource. The 2012 edition helps you arrive at the correct interpretation and craft a winning argument. You’ll reach for it every time:
• your client is pleading to more than one felony count in a single indictment
• the state files a notice of aggravating factors
• you are going to “open sentencing” on felony charges.

And those are just a few examples. For comprehensive coverage of sentencing issues, guidelines and related case law, plus practice pointers and detailed
challenges that can be raised on constitutional and other grounds, don’t look any further.
Order the complete manual with the update here.
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Thanks to Robert Crow for putting together this March 2018 Update, with Mary Sofia contributing the legislative component. Incorporating and adding on to the material in the 2016 update, in all ten chapters (six new chapters and four previously updated chapters) are updated here—up to 60 pages are included this year. 

Here is a complete look at the March 2018 Update: 

  • Legislation from 2017 covering diversion and ignition interlock devices
  • New case law changes

New case law — over 25 cases — since the 2016 update, covering:

  • wheelchairs (chapter 1)
  • motions to suppress, Miranda warnings, blood alcohol privacy, blood draws, and more (chapter 7)
  • scientific evidence (chapter 12)
  • jury instructions (chapter 15)
  • out-of-state convictions, prior convictions, and DUII fees (chapter 16)

The PDF version offers new, enhanced features that will benefit you immediately. 

  • Direct access to case law, 2017 legislation and other legal authorities via active web hyperlinks. 
  • Thorough bookmarks for easy, efficient access to content.

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library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries