Portland Measure 11 Lawyer
In November 1994, Oregon voters passed “Measure 11” which places a mandatory minimum sentence for offenses in which there is a clear victim, such as murder, rape, sexual assault, child abuse, kidnapping, arson, and others. It does not apply to drug crimes, property crimes or other victimless crimes.
Due to the serious nature of these crimes and the inevitable punishment if convicted, it is important that a person seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Were you charged with a crime categorized under Measure 11? Call Helzer & Cromar, at (503) 643-3288 or contact us online to speak to a criminal defense attorney.
At Helzer & Cromar, we defend clients facing a wide range of crimes that fall under Measure 11. We investigate all possible defenses; and we will follow up with any options that can lead to a more favorable outcome for our clients.
Some firms believe that negotiating a plea bargain is the best way to avoid serious penalties. Others always take cases to trial. At our firm, we do both.
We understand that a sex crimes defense will be different from a kidnapping defense, and that even for similar crimes our clients have unique needs. We will sit down with our clients to understand their situation and choose an option that works best for them.
Measure 11 and Juveniles
In contrast to popular belief, juveniles are not sent to prison and placed in cells with adult prisoners for committing a serious crime. Rather, they are put in custody of the Oregon Youth Authority, and may be sent to a youth treatment facility where they can remain until the age of 25. Our firm can help ensure juveniles are treated appropriately according to their age and the crime committed.
Talk to Our Lawyers. Call (503) 643-3288 Today.
To speak to a sex crime and other Measure 11 crime defense attorney, please contact us online.