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David Soon Cho Arrested in Multnomah Oregon

David Soon Cho was booked at 2:23 AM on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 by Portland Sheriff. Cho was booked into Multnomah County Jail in Portland, Oregon.

Multnomah County Mugshots -  David Soon Cho

The 42 year old male was arrested for suspicion of the below crimes:

  1. FORGERY I (C Felony)
  2. POSS FORG INST I (C Felony)
  3. POSS HEROIN MISD (A Misdemeanor)
  4. FORGERY II (A Misdemeanor)
  5. FORGERY I (C Felony)

No bail has been set for Cho which is listed as a 5 ft 8 in asian male weighing approximately 185 lbs.

David Soon Cho was arrested in Multnomah County Oregon and David Soon Cho has a presumption of innocence which means that although the person was arrested, they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Presumption of innocence” serves to emphasize that the prosecution has the obligation to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt (or some other level of proof depending on the criminal justice system) and that the accused bears no burden of proof. For more information in presumption of innocence, wikipedia is a great place to start.

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Below are the Oregon laws which may relate to this arrest:


Forgery in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of forgery in the first degree if the person violates ORS 165.007:(a) And the written instrument is or purports to be any of the following:
(A) Part of an issue of money, securities, postage or revenue stamps, or other valuable instruments issued by a government or governmental agency;
(B) Part of an issue of stock, bonds or other instruments representing interests in or claims against any property or person;
(C) A deed, will, codicil, contract or assignment;
(D) A check for $1,000 or more, a credit card purchase slip for $1,000 or more, or a combination of checks and credit card purchase slips that, in the aggregate, total $1,000 or more, or any other commercial instrument or other document that does or may evidence, create, transfer, alter, terminate or otherwise affect a legal right, interest, obligation or status; or
(E) A public record; or
(b) By falsely making, completing or altering, or by uttering, at least 15 retail sales receipts, Universal Product Code labels, EAN-8 labels or EAN-13 labels or a combination of at least 15 retail sales receipts, Universal Product Code labels, EAN-8 labels or EAN-13 labels.
(2) The value of single check or credit card transactions may be added together under subsection (1)(a)(D) of this section if the transactions were committed:
(a) Against multiple victims within a 30-day period; or
(b) Against the same victim within a 180-day period.
(3) Forgery in the first degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §153; 1993 c.680 §25; 2005 c.761 §1]
Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree if, knowing it to be forged and with intent to utter same, the person possesses a forged instrument of the kind and in the amount specified in ORS 165.013 (1).(2) Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §155; 2005 c.761 §2]
Forgery in the second degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of forgery in the second degree if, with intent to injure or defraud, the person:(a) Falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument; or
(b) Utters a written instrument which the person knows to be forged.
(2) Forgery in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §152]