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.

    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.