Measure 11 Offenses
In 1994, Oregon voters passed a law which was listed as “Measure 11″ on the ballot. Since then, Oregon attorneys have used the term “Measure 11 offenses” to describe a list of offenses that will result in mandatory sentencing terms upon conviction. With little exception, if a defendant is convicted of a Measure 11 offense, the judge is required to impose years of prison time, as dictated by that statute, with no reduction in that sentence or time off for good behavior. Not only are these sentences significant, but judges often have authority to impose these terms consecutively, so the penalties can stack up VERY quickly. One can end up facing a life sentence if convicted of Measure 11 offenses.
Call 541-345-4500 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation or case evaluation with experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of a Measure 11 offense.
Hugh Duvall has extensive experience handling Measure 11 offenses. At your initial consultation, we will discuss the facts of your case and discuss your options. You may elect to have us assemble a legal team comprised of your attorney, investigators (often former law enforcement professionals), experts and others who are focused on preparing your case.
If you have been accused of a Measure 11 crime you urgently need legal counsel. As your representatives we will take action, such as:
- determining witnesses who may need to be interviewed immediately;
- identifying what evidence should be immediately secured (photographs, information on computers, text messages, etc.);
- identifying potential witnesses and determine the best course of action to accomplish our objectives in your case;
- locating witnesses that might be used against you and perform comprehensive computerized background checks of them
- recruiting experts we need to engage (psychologists, forensic experts, polygraph experts, and engineers).
Measure 11 offenses include:
- Arson I
- Assault I/II
- Attempted Aggravated Murder
- Attempted Murder
- Compelling Prosecution
- Kidnapping I/II
- Manslaughter I/II
- Rape I/II
- Robbery I/II
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Penetration I/II
- Sodomy I/II
- Use Child Display Sex
Contact us by e-mail or call us directly at 541-345-4500 to speak with Hugh Duvall, a Eugene, Oregon based criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience.
Credit cards accepted · Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except the noon hour, Monday through Friday · Jail visits upon request · Conveniently located in the historic Duvall Building, 2 1/2 blocks from the Lane County Courthouse