Frequently Asked Questions About Oregon Criminal Defense Laws
There have been a lot changes to Oregon criminal laws recently and you have a lot of questions.
We answer them here.
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How much time am I facing following my arrest in Oregon?
In criminal cases people often ask, “How much time am I facing in jail?” or “What kind of fine will I have to pay?”
These are both very reasonable questions.
OREGON CRIMINAL CHARGE CLASS MAXIMUM JAIL/PRISON MAXIMUM FINE CLASS A FELONY 20 years of prison $375,000 CLASS B FELONY 10 years of prison $250,000 CLASS C FELONY 5 years of prison $125,000 CLASS A MISDEMEANOR 1 year of jail $6,250 CLASS B MISDEMEANOR 6 months of jail $2,500 CLASS C MISDEMEANOR 30 days of jail $1,250
Some crimes, such as murder and aggravated murder carry prison sentences that can exceed the maximums listed above and fines that may exceed the maximums above.
Additionally, depending on a person’s criminal history, some convictions, such as crimes involving repeat property offenders or repeat sex offenders, may exceed the maximums listed above. If you're facing charges in Oregon contact us to talk about your legal options with a Portland criminal defense attorney who will be committed to you and your case.