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  1. I own and live on a 3/4 acre parcel in rural Oregon that is part of a private water district that delivers domestic and irrigation water to shareholders ' properties. The association has 5 wells and miles of underground pipe. It maintains all The water facilities. The association has governing documents that provide for a board of directors and bylaws governing the operation of the association. At the recent 2019 shareholders ' meeting the Board proposed a new bylaw that permits water district employees and representatives to enter a shareholder's property without permission and conduct any water district business thereon. The only restrictions are that The association must attempt to contact the property owner beforehand and the work performed may not exceed $25,000 in cost, without full board approval. The bylaw passed in a close vote. Here are my concerns: 1. The bylaw's scope is too broad. At the meeting I proposed an amendment restricting unapproved entry to 3 purposes - taking water samples for analysis, reading the metre and turning off water in the event of an emergency. The bylaw proposer refused the amendment. 2. This amendment forces a property owner to give up all rights to refuse work performed on their property or to negotiate how and when the work would be done and to require the association to repair any damage to the property. My questions: 1. Is this bylaw contrary to Oregon trespass laws? 2. Doesn't this bylaw exceed the authority of a private association? Is this bylaw enforceable? 3. Doesn't a land owner have the right to forbid entry to their land, even in the face of such a bylaw? 4. What recourse do I have now to get this bylaw removed, considering that the board was so unwilling to compromise and restrict the scope of the bylaw?
  2. Police executed a search warrant at my residence but the d.o.b. listed is incorrect. Is it valid?
  3. I'm a 21 year old female from Oregon and an honors graduate. I never imagined myself where I'm at right now and I really need some help. I have never been in legal trouble before and therefore have little knowledge in the nature of such a complex, dynamic bitch we call the system. Therefore I need your help and guidance. Any direction at all is appreciated. Here is my story.. Late March I was traveling 160 miles down the coast with all my belongings in the car packed tightly, ready to settle in Portland, OR to start a new chapter in life. I had a friend in the surrounding area and when they heard I was heading that direction they asked if I could pick them up and give them a ride because home was in the direction I was heading through Oregon. I accepted and on arrival my friend pointed out how exhausted I looked and insisted I let them drive. When asked they claimed to have their license, of course this was BS and my habit of wanting to believe others value peoples lives as much as I do buries me again. I allowed him to drive and as we headed down I5 a West Linn police officer coming from the other direction did a U-turn and pulled us over for the headlights being on (no this was not my friend setting me up and yes the highbeams were intended to be on due to one of my headlights suddenly going out and me improvising and not wanting to get pulled over). The officer approached the vehicle and told us about the highbeams and claiming that to be the reason for the stop, and didn't ask but more so confirmed with the guy driving that he was not licensed. Before walking away he stated that he also ran the plates and saw my Jeep wasn't insured. This is when I piped up from the passenger seat and said in the recent months I went from a 6 month policy to a month to month basis on my dads insurance and I couldn't imagine him not notifying me if something as crucial as my insurance being cut off happened, but apologized and said I would communicate with my dad and correct this before I got on the road again. I had showed him my old paper from 3 months prior showing the 6 month policy to back up part of what I was saying. He walked away and minutes later appeared on my side of the car, asking that I step out and talk to him. I ignorantly did so and was bombarded with questions such as "are there any drugs in the car, do you or your friend do drugs, is that your boyfriend", etc. When asked I told him there absolutely was not any drugs in the car and admitted to once having a prescription pain medication addiction, sharing my views on what toxicity drug addiction can bring in ones life and how my reason for moving to the area was partly to do with wanting to be away from the same surrounding that I was in during such a dark time. He asked the last time I took pills and I told him it had been months, that I had finally conquered my pill addiction. This was true, not that it matters. He asked for permission to search my vehicle. I denied this request but told him "I'm not sure the correct terminology you guys use but you may do the search procedure where you walk around my car and look in all the windows". He replied with "Well if there's no drugs in the car why won't you give me consent?". I told him the car had all my belongings packed tightly inside, it was unnecessary to tear it all apart. Immediately after saying this he tells me to turn around and says false claim of liability insurance is a misdemeanor and for that reason he handcuffs me and detains me in the back of the car. I watch through the windshield as my friend is pulled outside the vehicle and the officer begins searching through my car, so intensely in fact that I watched my stuff fly through the air and land in the dirt. Another officer shows up and before I know it there is 6 police at the scene and my car is being towed. Inside my purse in the car a pouch was containing drugs was found. Heroin, Meth, and a prescription bottle of 15mg Oxycodone. This prescription belonged to the guy with me and was something I was asked to pick up in my hometown before leaving because usually he traveled there once a month to see his doctor and get his pills, due to him not coming to town that month he asked me to pick up the paper script (if you are put on a list you can do something like this for someone) and fill it at the pharmacy so I could bring them to him when I traveled his way. I had this bottle in a zebra print pouch I threw in my purse to head up there and had handed this to him on arrival. The police informed me an array of drugs were found inside a zebra print zipper pouch in my purse. I quickly figure out a few more items had been added to a pouch that once contained just his medicine and was thrown in my purse when I was pulled aside from my vehicle. THIS IS SOMETHING I STILL HAVE NOT CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN THE CASE. I had several thoughts run through my head when I was told what was found, including making the excuse for him that maybe he had these things were in his pocket and he removed them in fear that they would pull him out and search his pockets due to his record and him being the driver. Not thinking it would be bad on me. Despite his name being on the script my fingerprints were on the bottle and probably not his. I didnt know what else was added to the bag exactly but what I did know was that these things were found in my purse and it looked bad on me at that moment. Either way I'm a fairly smart girl and am usually pretty quick to think of many variables on the spot. I didn't say much at all after that point because I wasn't sure what to do, but I did explain to them I was allowed to pick up his prescription and that could be verified with his doctors office, which apparently my friend had said too. They refused to believe us, saying him and I were lying and it wasn't helping anyone. They told me I was being charged with PCS and DCS of Oxycodone (DCS for finding baggies in the pouch), PCS of heroin, PCS of meth, and false claim of liability insurance to a police officer. They were going to give my friend the same charges except for the insurance one. During the arrest they offered both of us the chance to be freed of some or all of the charges in exchange of doing 3 controlled buys. I declined their offer immediately while my friend accepted. I was taken to jail and held for 12 hours before being released due to overcrowding. I had no clue where I was and had no phone because they took mine out of my purse and kept it, which was nowhere on my item inventory list. I was able to get a cab to the place my car was impounded and luckily was able to borrow the portion of the $375 it cost to get out I couldnt cover. The police kept my old insurance paper on top of everything and I had to spend half the day at the tow yard until I had my brother back home 150 miles away break open my safe and take a picture of a document tying my name to the car to get them to release it to me. I found seeral of priceless antiques and other things damaged from this search. The following month at the arraignment, my friend and I were scheduled for court the same day as you could guess. The D.A. dropped his case and all charges completely, while all mine remained. It is obvious he agreed to testify against me, although he denies it to the end. The trial date was set for the following month and was around 4th of July, traffic was so heavy I was at a stop on the freeway many times. I called the courthouse and asked I be put at the end of the docket and explained why I would be a little late. When I arrived I was directed to courtroom 5 where when I entered there was one lady on a computer. I was asked my name and she told me I hadn't even been on the docket that day because a disposition had never been filed on me. I was told to confirm my address with the D.A.'s office and that they could pick my case back up anytime in the next 2 years. 2 and a half weeks later while at my friends house in my hometown, the police had been in the area and had saw my car outside so they came to the door to arrest me for a "failure to appear". I spent just under 3 days in Florence jail, where it was the absolute worst. There was hardly ever an officer there to check on the inmates and I spent the first 24 hours broken out in hives miserable with an allergic reaction due to my allergy to tags on clothing and the jumpsuit material that made it act up. There was nobody there from the time lunch was served until a late dinner finally came on my second day when after I ate lunch I had my toilet get backed up and water pour out everywhere, getting my blankets wet and the bottom of my pants on the jumpsuit (which I was already wearing only halfway on due to the tag causing an allergic reaction). I sat in the cell freezing cold with no blankets and water all over the floor for around 5-6 hours before the sergeant finally showed up with other officers and had immediately checked on me, shocked and appauled by what he found. I was practically happy the next night when I was finally moved to Lane county for 24 hours, and from there I spent 4 days in Clackamas county until I was released last Wednesday after being matrixed out, once again for overcrowding. Between what I believe was improper search of my car, the fact stuff was found in a separate container (my purse) which was also in a separate container which constitutes special warrants, the false arrest for failure to appear, and the foul and dehumanizing treatment in Florence jail don't I have something to work with? Please help, I realize this was ridiculously long but my story has many angles and I want all the help I can get. Thank you
  4. I am a 25% owner of my late parents estate and I am currently living in the house. The administration of the trust has been given to a third party and they are giving me 30 days to leave. I am willing to leave but would rather stay until the property sells. Does the third party have the right to evict me without the consent of the other trustees. At least two out of the other three won't make me leave before the sale of the property.
  5. I am looking to see how frequently people in the western states receive some form of clemency. I am applying soon, and hope that someone can help give me some info on what might help my petition out, in terms of what I could include in that packet. Thanks!
  6. I was sentenced in one county and then in another. Can the one county take my time served credits for that sentence?
  7. Is it required in the state of Oregon, to renew an officiates license to perform a marriage ceremony? And if so would a marriage be valid if the Officiates license was expired?
  8. Can a 911 call be admissible in court as evidence? If so, why would a prosecutor withhold such evidence?
  9. My friend is currently in jail looking at 36 months in prison due to getting arrested 2 months ago for absconding. His parole officer is a joke, and everyone who's been involved with her will tell you just that. She's known for having a serious lack of communication and treating people shes assigned to like garbage, especially ones with drug charges. She put a warrant out for his arrest, claiming he had been absconding for 2 years. The police arrested him after seeing him in my car and running his name. The distasteful, corrupt manner they demonstrated during this arrest was the most dysfunctional dirty police work I ever thought I'd witness. It went from the two cops being there and him in the middle of having a calm conversation with an officer through the window to one of the 4 others that pulled up ripping the back door open and trying to violently grab him suddenly. He had his hands in the air and was complying completely, yet all 6 police drew their guns and tasers and yelled "quit resisting", even when he was on his knees in the gravel following their commands they shoot him with the taser. Anyways! That is a whole other ordeal. However they searched my whole car after taking him out and found a backpack with meth inside. Hes now being charged with distribution too. There was a similar situation less than a year ago when police saw him and found he had a warrant for absconding when he had gone 4 months without talking to his P.O. He wasn't taken to jail but was just assigned a court date. I witnessed several times that he tried calling her office, left messages, etc. No call back or attempt to contact him yet she puts a warrant out.. Following this first incident a court date was set and a fire was lit under her ass where she was forced into meeting with him. I drove him to her office and met her myself. I've wrote a statement and faxed it to the head of Parole and Probation saying everything I know first hand. Tell me, if this is something he was dealing with less than a year ago, how is it he's been absconding for two years? She was probably asked what was going on with him and when she had nothing to say she once again blamed him and made a false accusation and another warrant followed. Please help! Who can I talk to that I havent already? This should be easily proven wrong yet it's like the whole ****ed up law family works together to keep things screwed up.
  10. Any possible reasons why the county of a particular state would deny an inmate his legal work when he was sent back to county on appeal?
  11. Would being forced by the court to be represented by an attorney who the defendant had a conflict of interest with be a post conviction issue?
  12. My boyfriend ( who is incarcerated in Oregon ) was told by his appellate attorney that the transcript of the first trial would not be used in the second trial because it would violate his due process rights. However, in his second trial, they did end up using that transcript against him and decided to uphold his conviction. What I would like to know is who would be in the wrong? The attorney or the court? If the attorney was wrong, would that be grounds of improper counseling for a post conviction case? Thank you for responding.
  13. I was told that there was a "Will" done years ago before my grandfather had passed away & my uncle told me that my grandmother could of redone the "Will" after the passing of my grandmother. My grandmother passed away years ago and I had tried to find out where the "Will" might be but was told by my uncle he was not sure where this "Will" is. After that conversation with my uncle he avoids running my calls, siblings and other family members calls it's like he is completely avoiding the whole family all together. So right now I am just trying to find this "Will" and it should of been registered in Tillamook county she lived in Manzanita, Oregon. Thank you! Oregongrl
  14. Why is it I cannot hold these medical professionals, responsible for their failure to diagnose and treat me for a parasite infection. I have gone too, two emergency rooms, and two different Physicians in clinics, with no help at all. I can't get a referral to a infectious disease Dr. Because the regular doctors look at me like I'm crazy I have brought stool samples of my own, they clearly show parasites, but the doctors don't even get close to plastic bags I bring. The doctors make me feel humiliated, and ashamed and it is not my fault. They have never taken blood, but there is a test, even the CDC is aware of that will show the presence of parasites,yet the doctors tell me there is no blood test. They have taken stool samples, but they order the wrong test. I have suggested to them the correct test that has to be taken oftentimes at least three times with different stool and they just ignore me. The type of parasites that I have are clearly visible, but I cannot get the Dr. to actually look. My boyfriend's Dr. Did look but he immediately said that the worms were not worms they were food. He did give my boyfriend and referral, but the infectious disease Dr. Instructed me to e-mail the picture that you see here, and his reply e-mail which I have, says they are not worms and worms cannot live in humans for more than two days. This was an infectious disease Dr. Folks. I have had a natural path Dr. and a veterinarian look at the same pictures and say they are indeed parasites. So if an infectious disease Dr. Can diagnose over the Internet of the picture and his colleagues can concur, resulting in once again getting no treatment, why are they not held responsible for being wrong. When I do get the proper diagnosis why can't they be sued? Why does a lab get away with messy work mishandling and losing specimens? Why can't I find an Atty. Why does someone have to be sick on their deathbed? How is it the doctors get away with this? I am not crazy I know what I have and their killing me, I have $500 to pay an Atty. yet I can't find one to take my case because there's not enough money in it. The emotional toil that I have been going through alone should be compensated. Wider doctors and attorneys get to set minimums before you can even get any help, Parasites were very prevalent in Americans not too many years ago. They mass treated the schools and children. Well guess what these worms are immune to meds that they formerly prescribed, a pandemic will have to start before I give any help. The labs were careless they mishandled specimens the doctors didn't do their jobs they need to be sued,
  15. We bought a manufactured home and have our handy man handling repairs such as painting, replacing worn siding, and dry wall. A resident in the park spoke with the handyman and got his business card, upon seeing that there was no CCB# the guy flipped out and threatend to report to the building authorities. Is it a requirement that licensed contractors do property repairs?
  16. Hi, My step daughter got a part time job working at American Eagle. She worked there for a short period of time before they stopped putting her on the schedule but was not told as to why she wasn't on the schedule. Thus went on for 2 -3 weeks. Howwever, today she finds out that she is no longer employed at the store. She was not told about being laid off or fired. It seems to me that they should have told her she was fired so she could seek employment else where but not has suffered an income lost and will need to find another job elsewhere. Does she have a case here? Can she seek compensation until she finds another job?
  17. Hi, In Oregon, I'm told that I have to pay child support for 4 kids in the amoutn of $680/month. I have no problem paying this amount. However, I have one child that is now 21 (not going to college) and another that is 19 and is going to college. The other are 15 and 12. I'm told that I have to continue to pay $680/month until my last child is 21 and/or not going to college. Why doesn't the amount get adjusted as the children become of age (21) or 18 if they are not going to college? Is this correct? Because when I read the child support documents and Oregon Law, I can not find anything suggesting that child support payments will stay the same... Thanks
  18. We recently purchased 50% interest in a property we are preparing to sell. However the other owner changed her mind and now refuses to sell. To further complicate matters, she placed a lien on the property claiming for the mortgage payments she made to save it from foreclosure the first time. There was no judgement from the court authorizing her lien. How do I get it removed? Can I sue her?
  19. We bought 50% ownership of property heading to foreclosure. The owner of the other half refuses to sell out of spite and would rather the property be lost to the bank before letting the friends of her ex get the house. She also registered a false lien. Is there an action or tactic to pish her off title?
  20. We rented a 3 bedroom home to 3 adults and 1 child, the tenants are in a fixed term lease. After they moved in, they took on 5 foster children without notifying us. After we found out, we gave them a 30 day notice of termination based on unauthorized occupants. They have since accused us of discrimination due to the foster children being included in the familial protected class. Although we still feel that 9 occupants in a 3 bedroom house is too many, we may be required to allow them to stay. That said, we would like to at lease have the option to increase their security deposit due to the additional potential wear and tear of 6 children and 9 total occupants. Our screening criteria allows a maximum occupancy of 2 per bedroom plus 1 for the dwelling. Being a 3-bedroom home, this would allow for 7 occupants. That said, the home has a bonus room (no door or closet) that the tenant may claim is being used as a bedroom, however, a recent inspection proved that it is not setup as a bedroom. Can anyone provide feedback on our options to increase the security deposit or terminate the rental agreement? The rental agreement clearly states that adding unauthorized occupants is a violation of the rental agreement, however, they are all under the age of 18 and would not have been screened if they had notified us of them prior to moving in. We are in the state of Oregon, thank you in advance for your help.
  21. Is there a website people can use to find out if someone has a criminal record and not have to pay to see the results of the search?
  22. Hey all! My wife recently began working at a retirement home in their memory care facility. This company is a HUGE national chain. She has a BS in Health Science and Psychology and has several years of care giving experience. During her first full shift at this facility she witnessed an astounding number of instances that left her stunned. These included forcibly restraining residents to change their clothes, yelling at residents, and many other neglectful behaviors. She has written them up in a detailed letter because we feel that there is no way this should be happening. My question is, what is the best way to move forward? Should she talk to the facility director about this? If so, I believe that she would be protected from any sort of retaliation under OSHA's whistle-blower protections. We'd greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks P.S. Do dementia patients have the same "right to refuse care" as non-memory care patients and is it EVER acceptable to forcibly restrain patients (to the point of physical injury I might add) in order to change their clothes/shower/put to bed? In short, should this be reported and what may happen?
  23. My grandmother passed away last week and we are trying to determine if her estate needs to go through probate or what we need to do. She had about $110K in the bank plus a contract on a home she sold worth about $230K. She lived in Jackson County Oregon. The contract that she was holding is being serviced by a mortgage servicing company and needs to be transferred to the heirs. Her will states that all assets are to be split evenly between the 4 heirs. We are just looking for some direction on the next steps that we need to take.
  24. This may not be the right forum to post this question, however, I thought I would ask anyway. I am setting up a SIMPLE IRA for my small business and am trying to make any employee that has been with the company for at least 1-year eligible for the program. The way the IRS Form 5305 outlines eligibility requirements makes it difficult to set the requirements at a simple 1-year of service requirement. Unless I am interpreting it wrong, it is based on income in the previous 0, 1 or 2 calendar years... so, If I set it at $5000 in 1-calendar year, someone hired on December 1st 2015 making $5000 per month would become eligible as quickly as one month later on 01/01/2016. If I set it to $5000 in 2 preceding calendar years, that same employee would become eligible on 01/01/2017 which is what I would want... the problem is, if that same person was hired on 01/01/2016, they would not become eligible until 01/01/2018 which would be 24-months of service. $5000+ earned in 2016, $5000+ earned in 2017 (2 preceding calendar years), expected to earn $5000+ in 2018 (current calendar year). Am I looking at this wrong? Any other resource recommendations would be appreciated.
  25. If I am in a fixed term lease in Oregon and am evicted prior to the end of the lease due to a violation of the rental agreement (unauthorized pet), can the landlord still charge me rent until the property is re-rented? The property has been completely vacated and keys returned due to the termination.
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