When faced with being charged with a crime as serious as violent felonies, it is crucially important to retain aggressive legal counsel. Convictions in this realm carry with them severe consequences which can follow you for the rest of your life. When you hire a skilled Portland violent felony attorney, you are broadening the options which are available to you at this often overwhelming time.
Measure 11 is an Oregon ballot initiative that was voted into law in 1994. It went into effect in 1995 and was reaffirmed in 2000. Measure 11 sets minimum sentencing requirements for all violent crimes and serious sex offenses. Mandated minimums include 7.5 years for assault in the first degree, 10 years for attempted aggravated murder, and 25 years for murder.
The serious nature of Measure 11 crimes is reflected in the severity of the minimum sentences that are mandated by law. The state will do everything in their power to convict you. The importance of having a competent and qualified Portland violent felony lawyer by your side cannot be overstated.
Graham C. Fisher is a Top 100 criminal defense attorney, as named by The National Trial Lawyers, and maintains a "Superb" 10.0 rating from Avvo. Even more important than his professional accolades, Mr. Fisher is a tireless advocate for the accused. Day after day, he is motivated by the desire protect the rights and freedoms of his clients against the interests of the state.
The Law Office of Graham C. Fisher is a powerful and personal advocate for those who have been charged with a violent crime. We have represented more than 700 hundred clients in the last decade.
If you need the services of a Portland felony attorney, call us today at (503) 517-7000. Our phones are answered 24/7, and the initial consultation is free.