Oregon Misdemeanors are criminal offenses for which the maximum penalty is incarceration of a maximum of 365 days in jail. By comparison, an Oregon Felony is a criminal offense where the maximum penalty is over 365 days in jail. Misdemeanors fall into four classes and each classification carries a different maximum potential penalty.
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge in Oregon, you are facing the prospect of a criminal conviction on your record for at least 3 years. If you have a prior criminal conviction, your record could be affected by a new misdemeanor for 10 years. Some misdemeanors, if convicted, will be on your record permanently. Further, a misdemeanor conviction can affect your ability to gain or stay employed and can affect your ability to gain or maintain housing. A criminal conviction is a big deal and attorney Rhett Bernstein can help you. He has represented thousands of good people accused of criminal charges in courts throughout the state of Oregon. He understands the impact a misdemeanor charge will have on your job, your family, your home and your reputation.
If you are facing a misdemeanor criminal charge, such as DUI or Theft or Domestic Violence, it is imperative that you contact attorney Rhett Bernstein immediately to see if he is the right attorney to represent you. If retained early, he may be able to limit the charges you will face and protect your defense at trial.