My son is charged with Criminal
Trespass 1 unjustly. The next door neighbors moved out of town and left their dog 3 days, which was barking, so he went over to see if he could help the dog, who was in the kitchen. The back door was unlocked so he went inside. The dog was happy to see him and quit barking, but had no food or water; nor were there any empty doggie dishes. He decided to go home to get dog food and water but as he was leaving the neighbors came in the front door and called the police. My son has had ADHD all his life (he is now 62) and unable to talk to people w/out stammering so I guess the cop didn't believe him. The neighbors claimed they had been coming back daily to get more things and look after the dog. My son thought he could file an affidavit under Option 4 and asked for my help but he contacted the Court
Clerk and she said that was only for traffic violations. She said he must appear in Oct. and plead not guilty and ask for a trial
by either jury or judge. He is medically unable to do this as he might blow his stack for five minutes and be put in jail. Does he qualify for the charge to be expunged if he sends an affidavit to the other judge in town, which is called Justice
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: This happened on 13 Sept. in Reedsport, Oregon. His appearance is to be ** Oct. in Municipal Court.
JA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?
Customer: No. In this case why should he need one? He is unable to keep a job so his doctor got him on medical disability. He cannot afford a lawyer.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. He has good neighbors on the other side of his house who have a dog and a cat. My son does also, and if either of them want to leave town the dog goes next door and house keys are loaned so the cat can be cared for. This is why he didn't think about not going inside to check on the other neighbor's dog, since the door was unlocked.