Measure 11 crimes in Oregon are the most serious of accusations. If you or somebody you know is charged with a Measure 11 crime in Portland, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, or Washington County, contact an Oregon criminal attorney immediately to determine your best course of legal action.
Measure 11 is the name for the Oregon Statute passed in 1994. It requires judges to pass down mandatory sentences to defendants convicted of serious crimes throughout Oregon, such as murder, rape and assault. It also denies shortened sentences for good behavior or early parole. If you’re convicted of a Measure 11 crime in Oregon, you’re almost certainly going to be in prison for a lengthy sentence.
The following are the crimes that fall under the mandatory sentencing guidelines in Oregon along with their mandatory prison terms:
For 15 years now, the controversial Measure 11 statute has been credited with increasing convicts sent to prison in Oregon. Often times defendants facing these crimes opt to plead guilty to lesser crimes (a plea bargain) in order to avoid stiff penalties required under Measure 11.
John Gilroy and Jeff Napoli are experienced Measure 11 criminal defense attorneys in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They are dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected and can help you through these challenging times. Many changes to Measure 11 law have changed over the years. Read more about changes to Measure 11 or contact the Measure 11 lawyers at Gilroy & Napoli to defend your case.