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Are there any pro bono lawyers who would be willing to

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are there any pro bono lawyers who would be willing to represent me in Yamhill County Oregon concerning a misderminer (class A) arrest for failure to register as a sex offender? I have registered continuiously for the past 15 years since release from prison, and was under the assumption I only needed to register for 15 years. Last week I was stopped for a traffic infraction and arrested for failure to register. I am out on O.R. and my next court date is on Feb. 22nd. I was railroaded by a P.D. when I was convicted and cant afford a high dollar attorney.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 4 years ago.
Sam :

I suggest the best way to find a pro bono attorney will be to use the Oregon Bar Association Legal Referral Service.

Sam :

They have a Modest Means program that may be able to assist you

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

So you are not from Oregon and cant assist?

Sam :

Keep in mind, however, that if you have any assets at all you may not qualify.

Sam :

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JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

I work, and would pay what I can, but my assets are few, and I only make about $300 a week

Sam :

I suggest the Modest Means program may be able to help you

Sam :

Click onto the blue link and read about it.

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

My conviction was in California

Sam :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Is that available in Oregon. When I was convicted I had a public defender and it was a big mistake.

Sam :

But you have to register in Oregon Correct?

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

I did until last year, I was under the assumption that I only had to register for 15 years, so I didnt register after last year. When I was booked and released I registered before I left the jail. I am registered now

Sam :

I see

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

They didnt suggest I register, I asked them to register me before I exited the jail.

Sam :

Ok. So is it CA or Oregon where you have to appear now on Feb 22

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Oregon

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Yamhill County, McMinnville, Oregon

Sam :

Ok.

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

So far all the lawyers I have contacted want $500 or more retainer to handle this

Sam :

Then you need an OR attorney

Sam :

And I suggest that you will want to use the Modest Means program

Sam :

There is an application process on that link and I suggest you will want to do that sooner than later

Sam :

Since your hearing is this month

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

So, your best adice is to find an Oregon attorney?

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Do I go to the Oregon Bar website to find this Modest Means application?

Sam :

Advice? You asked it there are any pro bono attorneys and that you have looked online to no avail.

Sam :

I have proviided you information on how to find a possible pro bono attorney to assist you

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Seems all the pro bono attornys are for civil cases

Sam :

Yes, please click onto that blue link and then the Modest Means Program

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

Thank you for your time.

Sam :

You never know. There may be one or two who are very interested in sex offender registration matters

Sam :

Some have taken up that charge/cause because they believe even though it is a civil and not criminal penalty it is a Constitution violation

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

thank you, ***** ***** am still at square one here, I appreciate your time just the same and will return to my web search

Sam :

Good luck with everything

JACUSTOMER-8ywiahhe- :

thanks

Sam :

You do what you feel is the right thing for you. But I dont deserve a Poor Rating.

Sam :

that is not even fair. I gave you the best information available

Sam :

I wish you the best of karma with this and the future