Law Office of Terri Wood

Sample Briefs & Motions

Legal Briefs

Sample PDF Documents

Here you can view or download legal writings authored by Terri Wood, including cross examination outlines used to successfully defend homicide and sex crime cases.

Challenge to Federal Terrorism Enhancement :
( Terrorism memorandum )

Winning argument at sentencing in federal Drug Trafficking case :
( Federal sentencing memorandum )

Novel issue raised in federal Drug Trafficking case :
( Marijuana Odor Brief )
( Listen to Attorney Wood's Oral Argument [MPEG File] ) (8.3 MB)
( Petition for Certiorari to United States Supreme Court )

Winning suppression motion in federal Artifacts Trafficing case :
( Memo of Law Motion to Supress )

Winning appellate brief in federal Firearm case :
( Federal appeal brief )

Winning suppression motion in state Marijuana trafficking case :
( State Suppression Motion )

Winning suppression motion in federal Marijuana Conspiracy case :
( Federal suppression motion )

Winning motion to dismiss in federal Parole Violation case :
( Federal Motion to Dismiss )

Winning cross examination of cops in state Aggravated Murder case :
( Cross Examination of Cops )

Challenging Eyewitness Testimony :
( Jury Instruction Eyewitness Testimony )
( Motion Challenging Eyewitness Testimony )

Sex Crimes Defense :
( Sex Abuse Opinion Evidence )
( Sex Abuse Discovery Motion )
( Sex Abuse Discovery Brief )
( MIL-Backpage Sting Operation )
( Motion-Online Sexual Corruption )
( Cross Examination Sex Abuse )
( Child Pornography Sentencing Memo )
( Trial Memo To Admit Defendant Propensity Evidence )

Drug Crimes Defense :
( Lies and Falsehoods by Police in Search Warrant Affidavits )
( Searches, Seizures, and Confessions based on Traffic Stops )
( Drug Dog Search For Marijuana In Vehicle )
( Motion to Exclude Police "Expert Opinions" on Drug Trafficking )

Measure 11 Crimes Defense :
( Motion To Admit Co-Defendant Statements )
( Motion to Elect Accomplice )
( Motion For Jury Findings )
( Character Evidence Memorandum )
( Challenges to Measure 11 Sentence )
( Involuntary Statements Memo of Law )
( Motion in Limine re "Victim" )

Aggravated Murder & Homicide Defense :
( State Death Penalty Motion - 1 )
( State death Penalty Motion - 2 )
( Closing Arguments Motion )
( Negligent Homicide Brief )

Traffic Fatality Defense :
( Motion in Limine, “Proof of Knowledge” )
( Memorandum of Law, “Proof of Knowledge” )

Federal Tax Evasion :
( Objections to Government Exhibits )
( Motion in Limine, “Tax Protestors” )
( Motion to Dismiss SOL)

Forensics: Using Science in Defense of Crimes :
( Forensics/Rape Exam )
( Forensics/Blood Stains )
( Cross Examination -CSI )
( Criminal Profile Evidence )

Federal Firearms Defense :
( Motion to Dismiss )
( Tenth and Second Amendment Challenge to Felon in Possession )
( Section 924(c) Defense )

Federal Mortgage Fraud :
( Mortgage Fraud Restitution Objections Brief )

Winning Motion for Downward Departure Sentence for Client with Intellectual Disabilities :
( Downward Departure Memorandum of Law )

Challenge to Career Offender Guideline "Violent Felony" :
( Challenge to Career Offender )

Federal Discovery Motion in Malheur Refuge Case :
( Motion to Produce Information on Law Enforcment Excessive Force )

Veterans Defense :
( Downward Departure Negligent Homicide Case Memorandum of Law )
( Military Service — Veteran’s Defense Federal Sentencing Memorandum )

“We see an economy that makes stocks soar, investor portfolios bulge, and corporate profits climb, but fails to give workers their fair share of the reward. A government that struggles to keep itself open. . . A Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day. . . Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations, targeting our safest, sacred places. . . And this nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs, that this is not right. This is not who we are.”

~ Joe Kennedy (Jan. 30, 2018)

Geographical Practice Areas: Attorney Terri Wood has over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients accused of crimes. Her practice is exclusively, 100% criminal defense. Attorney Wood represents criminal defendants charged in Oregon’s federal, state, and municipal courts, and persons under investigation for crimes. Although her office is in Eugene, Attorney Wood works for clients in cities throughout western Oregon, including Springfield, Albany, Corvallis, Salem, Portland, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford, Florence, Coos Bay, Newport, and other localities in Lane County, Linn County, Benton County, Marion County, Douglas County, Coos County, Lincoln County and Multnomah County.