The defendant was charged with a count of Disorderly Conduct 2 and Resisting Arrest. The charges arose out of an incident wherein the defendant's wife was in a verbal altercation with some neighbors. Both the wife and neighbors were bantering back and forth and the defendant, in defense of his wife, involved himself in the situation. The police were called and decided that the defendant was going to be arrested for his involvement. While placing the defendant under arrest the police asserted the defendant was resisting. The defendant resolved the case with a plea to a violation (non-criminal charge) and had to pay a fine.
"This case was really weak. The resisting arrest charge was bogus. The body camera footage taken by the police did not, in my estimation, justify charging my client with resisting arrest. Further, the statements by the parties and other video evidence did not clearly establish that my client had committed disorderly conduct either. In actuality, if my client was guilty of disorderly conduct, so were 2-4 other people on scene and they were guilty of it long before my client was. However, the police chose only to pursue my client for some unknown reason. After discussing the case with the District Attorney we secured a violation offer and my client opted to take that (non-criminal charge) and pay a fine."
Jackson County, Oregon
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