State v. Coughlin- Getting Convictions Set Aside

October 22, 2013

In the State of Oregon, individuals who were convicted of certain, specified crimes who have “fully complied with and performed” their sentences can apply to have their prior conviction set aside.

One stipulation to this law is that within the 10-year period immediately preceding the filing of the motion, the individual could not have been convicted of any other offense except motor violations in order to be eligible.

Coughlin’s application to have her prior convictions set aside was denied due to a violation of a restraining order in which she was found in contempt of court.

The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the trial court’s decision based on the fact that the defendant’s restraining order violation did not constitute being “convicted” of another offense.

You can read the full case details if you click here.

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