Oregon Hit and Run Laws

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident in Oregon? Under Oregon’s hit and run laws sections 811.700 through to 811.717, leaving the scene of a traffic collision that results in property damage is a misdemeanor. If anyone dies or suffers an injury, the charges escalate into a felony. In addition, prosecutors … Read more

Oregon Sexting Laws

There are no laws related specifically to sexting in Oregon. Consequently, anyone accused of creating and distributing indecent pictures of a minor may face prosecution under the state’s child pornography laws. That may result in prison time and sex offender registration for both teen and adult offenders. Quick take: The mandatory minimum sentence for committing … Read more

Oregon Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws as they apply to the state of Oregon

A Summary of Oregon Whistleblower Laws Oregon is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Oregon Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Oregon

Everything you need to know about Oregon child support laws, updated for 2020. Oregon Child Support Guidelines define upkeep as money caregivers or sometimes the state pays to meet the needs of a child. Traditionally, the non-custodial parent pays upkeep because the courts assume that the custodial parent spends his/her share directly on the child. … Read more

Oregon Lemon Law

Lemon Laws as they apply to the state of Oregon

Oregon Lemon Laws – Summary Oregon’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 3 valid attempts ( 1 attempt for life-threatening faults) by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable … Read more

Oregon Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Laws as they pertain to the state of Oregon

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Oregon Oregon law requires children to ride rear-facing until age 2. Once children reach the age of 2 or outgrow the rear-facing seat, they are allowed to graduate to a forward-facing seat. The law requires children over 40 pounds or those who have outgrown forward-facing seats to … Read more

Oregon Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations OR- Summary Oregon’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Oregon Recording Laws*

Oregon Recording Law Summary: Oregon recording law stipulates that it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share an oral conversation without the consent of all contributing parties. However, in specific cases Oregon has regulations that are more in line with one party consent. For example: Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ … Read more