Portland Law Firm
Oregon Measure 11 Crimes
Oregon’s voters have “get tough on crime” laws known as “Measure 11 crimes.” This category of crimes calls for automatic, mandatory, serve-every-day-of-it sentences ranging from 70 months to 125 months in prison. Next to a very few other charges (murder or certain repeat sex offender laws), these represent the most serious penalties that Oregon law has to offer.
Often times these cases hit at the heart of the life of a good citizen and a good person who may have made a split-second mistake. Now facing a Measure 11 charge, that person is looking at having his or her entire life and family turned upside down by the possibility of a long prison term and financial ruin.
Because of that, Thuemmel Uhle & Eder take these cases very seriously. They handle a variety of Measure 11 cases – accident as well as non-accident cases – and believe that the consequences of a conviction on one of these charges requires that they, as defense lawyers, use all of their best efforts to defend these cases. By preparing the case for trial from the first moment they are on it, Thuemmel Uhle & Eder have found that they are in the best position later to take a look at the case for any possible settlement, but are also ready to try the case to a jury in the courtroom.