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.
What started out as a well intentioned tool to reduce violent crime, has turned into a way for prosecutors to over charge their case against you and bully you into an unjust plea agreement. Unfortunately, some people choose to accept a plea deal, even in cases where they know they are innocent, because they know the penalty for a conviction is so harsh. Prosecutors use this information to force people to take plea deal. It is absolutely critical to retain an experienced attorney if you have been accused of a Ballot Measure 11 crime because mistakes can be costly. Being accused of one of these crimes is frightening and extremely stressful. The attorneys at Jarvis Bridge Halttunen & Weyer, LLC is located in Oregon, providing representation for Civil Litigation, Business Law, Family Law, and Criminal Defense. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. are experienced at representing people accused of these types of crimes and have access to an arsenal of expert witnesses and investigators at their disposable to help defend you and provide you with the assurance that you are in good hands.
If you have been accused of the following crimes, you will be subject to Ballot Measure 11 sentencing:
- Attempted murder
- Compelling prostitution
- Attempted murder
- Robbery / theft crimes
- Sex crimes / Sex abuse