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David Soon Cho Arrested

David Soon Cho was arrested on Wednesday, May 5th 2021 and booked into Clackamas County Jail in Clackamas, Oregon.

Clackamas County Mugshots -  David Soon                 Cho

The male arrested was listed as having a date of birth of 2/12/78 and was arrested for suspicion of the below crimes:

  1. ORS.165.022 - FAILURE TO APPEAR CRIM POSSN FORGED INSTR I
  2. ORS.165.803 - AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT
  3. ORS.165.803 - AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT
  4. ORS.165.803 - AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT
  5. ORS.165.803 - AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT
  6. ORS.165.022 - CRIM POSSN FORGED INSTR I
  7. ORS.165.022 - CRIM POSSN FORGED INSTR I
  8. ORS.475.894-1 - PCS-METH
  9. ORS.165.022 - FAILURE TO APPEAR CRIM POSSN FORGED INSTR I
  10. ORS.165.013 - PROBATION VIOLATION FORGERY I
  11. ORS.475.854-1 - PROBATION VIOLATION PCS-HEROIN

Bail has been set to 120000 for Cho which is listed as a 5.0 ft 8 in white male weighing approximately 185 lbs.

David Soon Cho was arrested in Clackamas 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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David Soon Cho is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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


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]
Aggravated identity theft.
(1) A person commits the crime of aggravated identity theft if:(a) The person violates ORS 165.800 in 10 or more separate incidents within a 180-day period;
(b) The person violates ORS 165.800 and the person has a previous conviction for aggravated identity theft;
(c) The person violates ORS 165.800 and the losses incurred in a single or aggregate transaction are $10,000 or more within a 180-day period; or
(d) The person violates ORS 165.800 and has in the person’s custody, possession or control 10 or more pieces of personal identification from 10 or more different persons.
(2) Aggravated identity theft is a Class B felony.
(3) As used in this section, previous conviction includes:
(a) Convictions occurring before, on or after January 1, 2008; and
(b) Convictions entered in any other state or federal court for comparable offenses.
(4) The state shall plead in the accusatory instrument and prove beyond a reasonable doubt, as an element of the offense, the previous conviction for aggravated identity theft. [2007 c.584 §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]
Unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
(1) It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess methamphetamine unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980.(2) Unlawful possession of methamphetamine is a Class C felony. [2005 c.708 §18]
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]