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In-Depth Knowledge of Measure 11 Laws Being Arrested for a Crime with a Minimum Sentence Does Not Mean You Will Be Found Guilty

Measure 11 Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Medford Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Potential Penalties

Oregon has a varied and complex set of sentencing laws. Not all laws apply in every case, and correctly identifying which ones do or do not apply could be a crucial determination in the sentencing of an individual charged with a criminal crime. If you were arrested, it is imperative that you seek legal action immediately by retaining the services of an experienced and knowledgeable Medford criminal defense attorney.

When you have an advocate like The Law Office of Justin Rosas on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney not only understands the complicated Oregon sentencing laws but also can defend you fiercely.

What is Oregon's Measure 11?

In November 1994, Oregon voters approved the passage of Ballot Measure 11. The measure applies mandatory minimum prison sentences to certain crimes - typically violent in nature - committed against another individual. Any crime committed after April 1, 1995 is subject to the measure.

Under Measure 11, individuals who are found guilty of a violent crime can face mandatory minimum sentencing with no possibility for sentence reduction, even in cases of good behavior.

If you committed any of the following crimes, then your minimum sentence will be governed by Measure 11:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Attempted murder
  • Compelling prostitution
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery / theft crimes
  • Sex crimes / Sex abuse
  • Sodomy

Clients facing criminal charges in Oregon could be confronted with the threat of serving mandatory minimum sentences. It is the job of an experienced Medford criminal defense lawyer to ensure that a client who faces the minimum sentencing of a crime in Oregon has fully explored and understood the guidelines that govern criminal sentencing. The guidelines will affect every major crime, and in cases of manslaughter or murder, could cause convicted individuals to serve mandatory life sentences or even be sentenced to death.

Call my firm if you want a strong advocate in your corner!

In light of Measure 11, it is crucial for you to have a strong advocate in your corner if you are facing a criminal charge in Oregon. Immediately after an arrest, contact The Law Office of Justin Rosas so that I can create the most effective strategic defense that can help you avoid the potential sentence associated with the charge.

Attacking the validity of the prosecution will be vital, but must be done as early in the case as possible. Should it come down to it, I can utilize my team of expert witnesses, investigators, or polygraph technicians to gather any evidence that can be used in your favor.

Remember, just because you have been arrested for a crime with a minimum sentence set by Measure 11 does not mean that you will be found guilty. Most importantly, a criminal arrest does not automatically mean that you will be forced to serve a jail or prison sentence, separating you from your family and your professional life. In certain circumstances, you could be eligible for a Measure 11 escape clause.

When you have been accused of a crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence, it is important that you call a Medford criminal defense lawyer immediately. At The Law Office of Justin Rosas, I have dedicated my years of experience to helping clients personally and effectively. I know what is at stake in a criminal defense matter, and your freedom and reputation deserves strong representation. To ensure that you avoid the worst, enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by retaining my services, so call now to schedule a free case evaluation!

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