BEING CHARGED WITH 1st or 2nd DEGREE ROBBERY IN OREGON
Facing charges of 1st or 2nd degree robbery in Portland Oregon is a significant matter, one that should not be taken lightly. Both 1st or 2nd degree robbery charges are Measure 11 offenses. Under Measure 11, the presumptive sentences are pre-determined and non-negotiable. A person convicted of a Measure 11 offenses will serve the entire sentence with no early release or time off for good behavior. Since, Measure 11 offenses come with mandatory sentences, it makes them increasingly difficult to negotiate a fair deal or convince a judge at sentencing to move beyond the specter of Measure 11. It takes and experienced and inventive attorney to traverse the edges of Measure 11 crimes to find a way to use ORS 137.712 to get his client out of the mandatory sentences. To find alternative criminal theories that the District Attorney will accept that are outside the gambits of Measure 11.
WHY IS OBTAINING A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CRUCIAL FOR 1st or 2nd DEGREE ROBBERY CHARGES?
1st and 2nd degree robbery come with mandatory sentences of 100 months (in some cases as many as 300 months) and 75 months respectively. A seasoned lawyer can mean the difference between a Measure 11 conviction with a mandatory sentence and a lesser criminal conviction with a much shorter sentence. With Defense Attorney Robert L. Sepp, you will have a successful and qualified legal professional on your side, advocating for your State and Federal Constitutional Rights. Defense Attorney Robert L. Sepp is committed to providing you with the best criminal defense possible.
1st DEGREE ROBBERY CHARGE IN OREGON STATE
(1) A person commits the crime of robbery in the first degree if the person violates (Robbery in the 3rd degree) and the person:
(a) Is armed with a deadly weapon;
(b) Uses or attempts to use a dangerous weapon; or
(c) Causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to any person.
2nd DEGREE ROBBERY CHARGE IN OREGON STATE
(1) A person commits the crime of robbery in the second degree if the person (Robbery in the 3rd degree) and the person:
(a) Represents by word or conduct that the person is armed with what purports to be a dangerous or deadly weapon; or
(b) Is aided by another person actually present.
3rd DEGREE ROBBERY CHARGE IN OREGON STATE
(1) A person commits the crime of robbery in the third degree if in the course of committing or attempting to commit theft or unauthorized use of a vehicle, the person uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person with the intent of:
(a) Preventing or overcoming resistance to the taking of the property or to retention thereof immediately after the taking; or
(b) Compelling the owner of such property or another person to deliver the property or to engage in other conduct which might aid in the commission of the theft or unauthorized use of a vehicle.
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