What Mandatory Sentencing Means to You
Measure 11 Defense Attorney — Eugene, Oregon
Oregon's Measure 11 law, passed by the voters in 1994, established mandatory minimum sentencing requirements — ranging from 70 months up to 300 months in prison — for certain violent crimes such as murder, manslaughter, arson and sexual assault. In most cases, even first-time offenders who have led otherwise exemplary lives will be sentenced to a minimum mandatory prison sentence if they are convicted of a Measure 11 offense.
Obviously, the stakes are high for anyone faced with Measure 11 charges. While the potential sentence is harsh, until a sentence has been handed down by a judge it is only that —a potential penalty.
Contact us for a lawyer who has had real success defending people against such charges.
The best way to avoid mandatory sentencing is to avoid conviction of a Measure 11 crime. At David A. Hill, Attorney at Law, we focus on preserving our clients' freedom and on aggressively challenging the prosecution's evidence wherever possible. Firm founder David A. Hill has practiced as a criminal defense lawyer in the Eugene area and throughout the state of Oregon since 1979 and has compiled a long record of successful results along the way.
Our firm is also committed to using science and technology to its full advantage in investigating criminal cases and in determining the true value of the evidence involved. To accomplish this, we employ top specialists in areas such as DNA, forensic science and ballistics to demonstrate, whenever possible, that the state's evidence is flawed or inadequate.
Alternatives to Measure 11
Contrary to what many people believe, in some cases the prosecutors and the judges do have discretion in seeking or applying a Measure 11 sentence. In numerous cases, we have obtained, through negotiation with the district attorney or at trial, reduced charges and lesser sentences for our clients.
Experienced, Aggressive and Effective Criminal Defense Since 1979
Are you or a loved one charged with a Measure 11 violent crime and facing mandatory prison sentencing?
For serious criminal defense and a free consultation, call us in Eugene, Oregon, at 541-683-4808 or use the toll-free number 800-310-4808. You can also reach us online by completing the brief e-mail form located on the contact us page of this Web site.