Police Officer in Oregon Enters Guilty Plea to Official Misconduct

A police officer in Sandy, Oregon, has entered a guilty plea to official misconduct. William Bergin took people’s driver’s licenses when they were pulled over for driving on a suspended license. He was accused of then giving the confiscated licenses to an underage girl so she could buy alcohol.

Bergin was placed on 2 years probation for official misconduct. He has to spend one day in jail, perform 120 hours of community service, and pay a $500 fine. If Bergin violates his probation, he could be sent back to jail.

In Jacksonville, if you are placed on probation for a crime and you violate that probation, you can be sent to jail for the maximum time punishable for the original crime you were convicted of. The prosecutor has to prove that you “willfully and substantially” violated.

If you have any questions about probation violations in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Probation Attorneys at (904) 634-0900 for a free consultation.