Measure 11 Defense Attorney in Portland
Understanding Oregon’s Minimum Sentencing Laws
In 1994, Oregon established an initiative to require mandatory minimum sentencing for those convicted of certain crimes without the possibility of reduced sentencing or early release, even for good behavior. Known as Measure 11, this law went even further by requiring that juveniles over the age of 15 be tried as an adult for these crimes.
At the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland, we know that being brought in front of a judge should not define a person, and our Portland Measure 11 defense lawyer is committed to zealous advocacy for clients accused of these crimes. Since these are some of the most serious offenses to come before a court, no fight to defend your rights is too aggressive.
What Is The Minimum Sentence For A Measure 11 Crime?
Mandatory minimum sentences for Measure 11 crimes can range from 5 to 25 years. Bail for these crimes is typically high, meaning that the accused can sit behind bars for an extended period of time, even before a conviction. Your future is truly on the line. Before speaking with anyone about the situation, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney as soon as possible.
What Are The Different Types of Measure 11 Crimes?
Types of Measure 11 crimes include:
- Aggravated murder
- Arson with threat of serious injury (first degree)
- Assault (first degree)
- Assault (second degree)
- Attempted aggravated murder
- Attempted murder
- Conspiracy to commit aggravated murder
- Conspiracy to commit murder
- Compelling prostitution
- Kidnapping (first degree)
- Kidnapping (second degree)
- Manslaughter (first degree)
- Manslaughter (second degree)
- Pornographic exploitation of a child
- Rape (first degree)
- Rape (second degree)
- Robbery (first degree)
- Robbery (second degree)
- Sexual abuse (first degree)
- Sodomy (first degree)
- Sodomy (second degree)
- Unlawful sexual penetration (first degree)
- Unlawful sexual penetration (second degree)
By Your Side Every Step Of The Way
Not all situations are as clear as they may appear, and our legal team strives to completely understand the situation that led to Measure 11 charges. With the vast experience necessary to guide you through this complex process, we scour the law and work with our network of professionals to secure the best possible outcome for legal cases. There are no charges more serious than these and our competent, skilled Portland criminal defense attorney leaves no stone unturned.
Contact the Law Office of Robert R. Cleland today for a FREE consultation!
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