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28 Feb, 2019

Police Responsibility and Bill 383

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

There has been a watchful eye on the police for sometime now. In and around Portland it seems like cops have been making the headlines fairly often. Here are some of the headlines we have seen over the past couple weeks: 16-year-old boy armed with knife…

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21 Feb, 2019

Horton v. OHSU Decision: Injured People Do Not Deserve a Fair Trial

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

The right to be heard by your peers in a trial by jury is an idea that unites most Americans. But Oregon politicians and Supreme Court Justices don’t think injured people deserve a fair jury trial. If a person is severely injured in Oregon, they can have…

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17 Jan, 2019

How Long Until Cars Are Full Automation?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Fully autonomous cars and trucks that drive us instead of us driving them will become a reality. These self-driving vehicles ultimately will integrate onto U.S. roadways by progressing through six levels of driver assistance technology advancements in…

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19 Dec, 2018

Getting Your Police Records

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that Portland will no longer charge crime victims for copies of their own police reports after an investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found people face high fees and long waits to get them. Wheeler’s announcement…

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28 Nov, 2018

The 2017 Gorge Fire

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

It’s time to head back to the Columbia River Gorge. For the first time since the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, seven of Oregon’s most popular trails reopened on Friday. The full length of the Historic Columbia River Highway is now open as well. “This reopening…

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15 Oct, 2018

What are My Rights After an Arrest?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

What Are My Rights After an Arrest? Rights Lawyer in Portland OregonIf you were arrested, you don’t give up all of your rights. But do you know what those rights are and what to do if police violate your rights while you’re in custody? Here is a brief…

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18 Jul, 2018

PT 2: After My 1st Year in Law School

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

“Proving that a collision caused a broken leg is easy,” . . . states Alex Pletch, Attorney at Rizklaw. “Soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains, do not show up on x-rays so they are not easy to prove. Insurance companies devalue claims when…

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08 Sep, 2017

Foster Parents Face Prison Time, State Faces $7 Million Settlement

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Oregon’s Department of Human Services has just settled for a hefty $7 million to resolve a case of abuse and neglect against two preschool-aged children in foster care. State-appointed foster parents in Yamhill County nearly starved the siblings to death…

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12 Aug, 2017

Is Public Transportation Safe in Portland?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Commuters have questioned the safety of Portland’s public transportation system for years, but never as vehemently as they have since the tragic MAX attack. Ever since an extremist white supremacist stabbed three brave men, slaying two and injuring a…

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09 Jun, 2017

Portland Police Maintains Order during June 4 Demonstrations

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Compared to Portland political demonstrations in November and January, demonstrations on June 4, 2017 were well maintained within three downtown city blocks, with relatively minimal traffic disruption.   “The intent of law enforcement is to provide a…

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