Measure 11 Defense
Measure 11 (ORS 137.700) is a category of crimes that the state has deemed the most serious. Under the law, if convicted, you could be looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence. It is crucial to retain an attorney immediately when charged with a crime that falls under Measure 11. If possible, it is best to meet with and explain the situation to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you are being investigated. Further, when questioned by police, it is important to remain silent and contact an attorney immediately.
Some common situations are:
- Sex Crimes
- Assault I or II;
- Compelling Prostitution;
- Robbery I or II;
- Kidnapping I or II; and,
- All other crimes listed in ORS 137.700
How are these fought?
We have the ability to retain investigators, forensic psychologists, forensic computer experts, and many other experts that may be needed to prepare you with the best defense possible. Understanding the role of witness testimony, witness backgrounds, and social media in these cases is extremely important. We are diligent, prepared, and aggressive in our criminal defense tactics. We do not take every Measure 11 (or any other type of crime) case that we consult on, please feel free to call Jared Justice at 503-722-3981 to see if representation is a possibility.
Mitigating circumstances also play a large role in Measure 11 defense. By putting together a packet of all the problems with the prosecutions case, coupled with mitigating information about our clients, we have successfully negotiated many cases outside of Measure 11; thus, the end result is far less severe than a mandatory minimum sentence.
Over the years we have successfully advocated for clients charged with Measure 11 crimes. There aren’t many attorneys who do this successfully, we pride ourselves on being among the small number of attorneys who have successfully litigated these crimes. The risks associated with charges like these are too large not to have the best possible defense available.
Experienced criminal defense when being charged with a Measure 11 offense makes a difference. Call today to set up an appointment for a confidential consultation.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact an attorney. Contact Jared Justice at 503-722-3981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.