State v. Lasky- Court rules in favor of partial reverse and remand

November 18, 2013

In State v. Lasky, decided November 14, 2013, the Oregon Court of Appeals remanded in part the conviction of defendant Joseph Lasky. Mr. Lasky was convicted of unauthorized use of a vehicle; second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief, because he removed a truck and trailer from a locked lot where he had consigned the vehicles for sale.

The defendant appealed the conviction on the basis that the trial court would not allow evidence that was relevant to his case. The Court of Appeals determined that the information that was suppressed by the trial court was in fact relevant and therefore reversed and remanded the conviction on Count 1 and Count 2 for unauthorized use of a vehicle. As for the second-degree criminal trespass the court remanded for resentencing and otherwise affirmed the third-degree criminal mischief conviction. You can see the rest of the case details here.

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