In Oregon the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is categorized based on the maximum sentence that can be imposed by the Judge. Generally, misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of one year in jail while felonies are often punished with prison sentences and large fines. Oregon has a complex set of mandatory minimum sentences that I can help you maneuver.

Felony Classifications

Felonies are classified according to their severity. They are separated into three different classifications:

  • Class A Felony – Maximum of 20 years in prison
  • Class B Felony – Maximum of 10 years in prison
  • Class C Felony – Maximum of 5 years in prison

Felony sentences are often times increased or decreased based on several different factors, including: one’s criminal history, whether the crime was a “person crime” and whether the person is a “repeat offender.” I represent clients accused of all felonies, including:

  • Felony DUI
  • Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Crimes
  • Theft and Identity Theft
  • Drug Crimes
  • Measure 11 and Violent Crimes
  • Criminal Mistreat and Child Neglect
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder