- Update on Springfield police officer Marco Espinoza charged with DUII, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct. He has plead not guilty and is in the hands of a top Eugene criminal defense attorney, Mike Buseman. When cops are on the defense side of the courtroom:
- Cameras in all IIDs starting June 1, 2015
- Here are the official results from EPD after their first DUI “no refusal weekend” July 4, 2014
- Here is a link to the news story about the upcoming July 4th DUI enforcement “no refusal weekend” in which I make a brief appearance
- EPD, SPD and OSP are planning the first in a series of “no refusal weekends” this 4th of July. If anyone suspected of drunk driving refuses to provide a breath test there will be a judge on hand to quickly issue a search warrant to draw blood. Traditionally, judges are available at all hours to issue telephonic blood draw warrants in certain DUI cases. This is the first time that a blood draw warrant will be sought for all breath test refusals. To obtain a blood draw warrant the officer must complete an affidavit of probable cause that a DUI has occurred and that blood evidence would aid the investigation. What do people think of the “no refusal weekend”?
Daily Archives: January 3, 2014
As usual, the Eugene and Springfield police were out in full force New Years Eve making DUI stops. If you or a loved one were involved in a DUI incident, contact MJM Law Office, P.C. We specialize in Oregon DUI defense and will protect your rights.
Police arrest 20 people over New Year’s Eve Eugene and Springfield authorities round up numerous people on drunken driving charges By Edward Russo The Register-Guard PUBLISHED: 12:00 A.M., JAN. 2 Police in the Eugene and Springfield area arrested 20 people on drunken … Continue reading
On January 2, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an officer had insufficient probable cause for a prostitution arrest in Portland and overturned the lower court’s conviction. The defendant’s criminal defense attorney filed a motion to suppress evidence based on what they considered to be an illegal stop by the officer. After the Circuit Court upheld the constitutionality of the stop, the Court of Appeals on review overturned it for the reasons below. This is in an important win for Oregon criminal defense and DUI attorneys who use suppression motions as an important tool to keep officer activity in accordance with our legal rights.
Officer’s suspicion ruled insufficient as probable cause By Nigel Duara The Associated Press PUBLISHED: 12:00 A.M., JAN. 3 PORTLAND — Setting off alarm bells in the mind of an experienced police officer is not enough reason to compel a search, and … Continue reading