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Norman James Gardner Arrested

Norman James Gardner was arrested on Tuesday, December 8th 2020 and booked into Lane County Jail in Eugene, Oregon.

Lane County Mugshots -  Norman James Gardner

The 54 year old male was arrested by Springfield Police Department was arrested for suspicion of the below crimes:

  1. #165.013 FORGERY 1ST DEG (Felony)
  2. #815.410 UNLAWFUL ODOMETER TAMPERING (Felony)

Norman James Gardner was arrested in Lane County Oregon and Norman James Gardner 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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Norman James Gardner is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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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]