Measure 11 Offenses
Most Oregon citizens have heard the term Measure 11 and have some level of awareness that it attaches mandatory minimum sentences to "person crimes," regardless of the accused offender's criminal history. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime while visiting from out of state, learning what Measure 11 means in your situation is absolutely critical.Assessing the Severe Consequences of an Assault, Robbery or Sex Charge
Originally passed as a citizens' ballot initiative in 1994, Measure 11 has been consistently challenged and often amended over the years but never overturned. Essentially, this law takes sentencing discretion away from judges. It dramatically increases the importance of working with the most accomplished Oregon criminal defense lawyer available if you are charged with a crime such as:
- Murder, manslaughter, kidnapping or assault in the first or second degree
- A sex crime such as rape, sodomy, unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sexual abuse or compelling prostitution
- Robbery involving a weapon, threats or injuries
The charges listed here and numerous others carry mandatory minimum sentences ranging from 5 years, 10 months to 25 years of incarceration. That does not even address the damage to your future prospects, family relationships, reputation and more.
To call any such sentence life-altering is a major understatement. This may change your decision-making process, and it is a major factor in our all-out approach to criminal defense. We are proven, dynamic trial lawyers — veterans of more than 100 jury trials whom you can turn to with confidence if battling to avoid conviction is really your only option.Proven Deschutes County Attorneys for Mandatory Sentencing Defense
To work closely and directly with a Bend Measure 11 offenses attorney who will bring fresh ideas and a strategic, determined approach to your case, contact us now. We will make protection of your rights and future our clear mission and exhaust every avenue to win your case. You can benefit from clear legal counsel in Spanish as well as English.