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Eugene Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Settles Firearms Case

05.09.2011 – Eugene federal criminal defense attorneys Mike Arnold and Emilia Gardner settled an Armed Career Criminal Act case with a dismissal of the federal felon in possession of a firearm charge.

The defendant pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm with probation in state court in Lane County, Oregon.  He was facing a potential lifetime prison sentence with the federal criminal charge.

 

[Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon]

[Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon]

The Arnold Law attorneys conducted an exhaustive investigation. It was learned that the confidential informant was a former member of the Mongol Motorcycle Gang. Mike and Emilia aggressively pursued evidence of the financial relationship between the snitch and the federal government. It was discovered that he was taking money from the federal government in exchange for information.

Eugene Federal Court Is Laden With Motion Practice

The client’s federal criminal defense lawyers filed a motion to compel Brady material, requesting that the federal government release all financial records and case files. It was discovered that this same defendant was involved in an infamous local gang trial where the witness was purportedly involved with running a local gang detective and DEA agent off the road on Interstate 5 south of Eugene, Oregon.

Rather than produce this evidence, shortly before trial, the federal criminal defense client received the state court probation offer.  It was an offer that went against typical Department of Justice settlements and had to receive approval from main justice in D.C.

Portland, Oregon Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Investigation

Prior to the settlement, the Arnold Law investigation led the attorneys to the DEA office in Portland, Oregon, to review the evidence in the case.  This included the shotgun that the client was charged with possessing while a convicted felon.

Best Practices for Oregon Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal criminal defense attorneys in Portland, Oregon, Eugene and Medford always need to keep in mind that these cases are always complex cases and must be managed as such.  While Oregon’s Federal Public Defender’s Office in Portland is one of the best public defense organizations in the state, many retained and appointed CJA federal criminal defense attorneys in Portland and elsewhere lack the office infrastructure and support to adequately maintain these complex cases.

When your opponent prints the money, you need a team on your side capable of defending you or your family from the federal government’s overreaching power.

The attorneys at Arnold Law can help guide you through this system and give you the aggressive representation that your case deserves.  Call 541-338-9111 for more information or fill out the form to the left or right.

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