Oregon Measure 11 and Violent Crimes Attorneys

What is Measure 11?

Measure 11 is a voter-approved “tough on crime” ballot measure that was passed by Oregon voters in the mid-1990’s. It has had a profound effect on the practice of criminal defense in this state and has sent prison populations skyrocketing.

Ballot Measure 11 imposes severe prison sentences for offenders of violent crimes.  Crimes that fall into the Measure 11 classification are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing. This means that an individual convicted of a crime subject to Measure 11 will not be eligible for early release under any circumstance.

The following violent crimes are subject to mandatory sentencing under Measure 11:

Offense Measure 11 Sentence
First Degree Arson 90 Months
First Degree Assault 90 Months
Second Degree Assault 70 Months
Attempted Aggravated Murder 120 Months
Compelling Prostitution 70 Months
Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder 120 Months
Attempted Murder 90 Months
Conspiracy to Commit Murder 90 Months
First Degree Kidnapping 90 Months
Second Degree Kidnapping 70 Months
First Degree Manslaughter 120 Months
Second Degree Manslaughter 75 Months
Murder 300 Months
First Degree Rape 100 Months
Second Degree Rape 75 Months
First Degree Robbery 90 Months
Second Degree Robbery 70 Months
First Degree Sexual Abuse 75 Months
First Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration 100 Months
Second Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration 75 Months
First Degree Sodomy 100 Months
Second Degree Sodomy 75 Months
Use Child to Display Sex Act 70 Months

The attorneys at Coit & Payment have extensive experience representing individuals charged with Measure 11 crimes throughout the State of Oregon. Our attorneys provide diligent representation for Measure 11 crimes in Eugene, Albany, Salem, Roseburg, McMinnville, Medford, Bend, Portland and throughout many remaining cities within Oregon. In the course of representation, our lawyers provide aggressive and diligent advocacy. We will attend every stage of the proceedings, work to get our clients released from jail quickly, investigate the case fully, develop and argue complex legal issues, and either effectively try the case to a jury or work toward a dismissal or negotiated plea resolution.

Although no one can ever be certain of the outcome of a case, you can be sure the attorneys of Coit & Payment will do everything possible to provide you or your loved one with excellent and cutting edge legal representation for your Oregon Measure 11 case.