The defendant was charged with Harassment and Disorderly Conduct in the second degree. The charges resulted after the defendant was attending court and he had an emotional outburst. The defendant's wife had been a victim in an unrelated case. The defendant was in court that day watching the sentencing for the person who had previously attacked his wife. The defendant was disgusted at the perceived lenient sentence his wife's attacker had just received and he is alleged to have been hostile to the guy and his attorney. The defendant was convicted of a violation and ordered to pay a fine.
"My client pled to disorderly conduct as a violation. A violation is a non-criminal offense that is punishable only by a fine. Considering the facts and the uncertainty of a jury trial in this case my client opted to accept the negotiated plea bargain and resolve his case. It was a good outcome that allowed my client to keep his criminal history clear."
Jackson County, Oregon
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