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Oregon Supreme Court - March 22, 2018

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by: Rankin Johnson IV • April 11, 2018 • no comments

Written by Rankin Johnson, OCDLA

Sentencing - CDO factors - delivery for consideration

“For consideration” sentence enhancement requires either an actual delivery for consideration or an agreement to do so.

Defendant made vague offers to sell methamphetamine to a stranger, and possessed methamphetamine when he was arrested shortly thereafter. He was charged with DCS for consideration. The trial court denied his MJOA, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court reversed and held that delivery for consideration does not apply to possession with the intent to deliver for consideration in the future; only a genuine delivery or agreement is sufficient. Reversed and remanded for resentencing.

State v. Stewart, 362 Or 638 (2018) (Walters, J.)

LGBTQ Issues

Petition for review denied. J. Kistler wrote a concurring opinion, observing that the Board was apparently misgendering petitioner and that intertwined issues of gender identity and mental illness may have contributed to her criminal history. In light of the Board’s authority and the standard of review, J. Kistler agreed that denial of review was nonetheless appropriate.

Gomez v. Board of Parole 362 Or 412 (2018) (Per curiam, Kistler, J., concurring)