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Advice of Rights

Advice of Rights, Crimes and Contempt

YOU have the right to remain silent about the facts and circumstances of your case. Anything you say can be used against you.

YOU have the right to the assistance of an attorney at all stages of the proceedings including deciding how to plead to the charge(s).

YOU have the right to a court-appointed attorney if you are indigent and cannot afford to hire an attorney without substantial hardship to you or your family.

YOU have the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury of six citizens from the community who would decide whether or not you are guilty (No jury for probation and contempt proceedings).

YOU have the right to confront and to question under oath (cross-examine) each and every witness called against you.

YOU have the right to compel witnesses to come to court by subpoenas issued by the court clerk or by your attorney.

YOU have the right to review and to obtain copies of the records written in your case.

YOU have the right to appeal if you are found guilty (limited appeal for contempt, probation proceedings, and a plea of guilty).

YOU are cautioned that if you are not a citizen, a conviction of a crime may result in deportation or exclusion from admission to the United States or denial of naturalization.

The West Linn Municipal Court is a Court of Record. Any appeals filed are heard in the Court of Appeals for the State of Oregon.