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Oregon's County Courts hear probate and estate, mental health, adoption, and juvenile cases. Oregon's Justice Courts handle landlord/tenant, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. There are also 144 Oregon Municipal Courts, which handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. Oregon's tax courts handle administrative agency appeals, and Oregon's Circuit Courts handle a variety of civil and criminal cases including domestic relations, and felony cases. If you file a small claims case in Oregon, it will be heard in either Justice Court or Circuit Court. The Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court comprise the Oregon appellate court system. If you're seeking Oregon court records, visit the court's online database, OJIN Online, at Here you can find Oregon public records from state court cases. To obtain copies of Oregon court documents, contact the court where the case was heard, as their policies regarding obtaining these Oregon public records can vary. The Oregon Judicial Department's website,, provides contact information for each of the Oregon's courts. The Oregon Judicial Department's website also provides additional information regarding the Oregon state court system in its Materials and Resources section at
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05, Mar 2015 - Josephine, OR Grants Pass man sentanced jail for life on multiple sexual offense charges
Grants Pass, Ore. --- A Grants Pass man with multiple sexual offense convictions is behind bars for life this morning. On January of 2015, Keith Benson received his third conviction, rape in the first degree. Oregon has a third strike sex offense law, the third time someone is convicted of a sexual offense they get life in prison without the possibility of parole and that's exactly what Judge ...
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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.
05, Mar 2015 - Oregon purse salesman: Independent contractor or employee?
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05, Mar 2015 - Multnomah, OR APNewsBreak: Outgoing Gov. John Kitzhaber commutes sentence
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As one of his final acts in office, Oregon's outgoing governor, John Kitzhaber, commuted the prison sentence of a young inmate convicted of attempted murder.
05, Mar 2015 - Washington, OR Judge: Man did not break law taking pictures up girl's skirt
A 62-year-old man didn't violate Oregon law when he used his cellphone to take photos up a 13-year-old girl's skirt at Target, a Washington County judge ruled.
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05, Mar 2015 - Portland, OR Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oracle America Inc, the software giant in charge of developing Oregon's failed health exchange website, has filed suit against five former staff and campaign advisers to the state's former governor, saying they worked behind the scenes to kill the site for political reasons, court documents showed. The company also gave notice to state administrators ...
05, Mar 2015 - Eugene, OR Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Dan Rayfield, Sworn in as House District 16 Representative to the
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05, Mar 2015 - Officials: Ruling in health care case won't affect Oregon
Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and would not be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law, state officials say. The Supreme ...
05, Mar 2015 - Douglas, OR Oregon couple charged with murder by abuse for starving baby
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Oregon have charged a couple with murder for allegedly starving their seven-week-old baby boy to death, authorities said on Thursday.  Amanda Hancock, 21, and Stephen Williams Jr, 26, appeared before a judge on Wednesday on murder by abuse charges, and if found guilty they could face life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 ...
04, Mar 2015 - Umatilla, OR Escaped Oregon prison inmate arrested in Hermiston
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04, Mar 2015 - Mentally ill British man near plea deal in U.S. terror case - lawyer
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04, Mar 2015 - Competency proceedings begin for ‘Gypsy Hill’ killings
A judge started proceedings to determine whether an Oregon state prison inmate charged with two murders in 1976 in Pacifica and Millbrae is competent to stand trial, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday.
04, Mar 2015 - Gypsy Hill murders: Competency proceedings begin for alleged killer of Peninsula teens
A judge started proceedings to determine whether an Oregon state prison inmate charged with two murders in 1976 in Pacifica and Millbrae is competent to stand trial, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday.
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