Measure 11

What is Measure 11?

Measure 11 is the law in Oregon.

This law says:

If you are 15 or older, and if you do any of the 24 crimes you go to court as an adult!

Twenty of these crimes will most likely get you locked up the other 3 crimes will probably get you locked up.

Why does Oregon have this law?

Many Oregonians voted for this law because:

They are tired of crime, tired of anyone (including juveniles) getting away with crime.
They want to feel safe, be safe from violent crimes and lock up anyone (including juveniles) who commits certain crimes.

Who are you talking about... murderers?

Yes... Murder and Aggravated Murder will send a 15-year-old to prison. But... there are 22 more crimes that will most likely send a 15-year-old to a lock up program or prison for a long time!

Doing a crime means big time?

These are examples of Measure 11 crimes that will send you to prison:

  • ROBBERY I: You use a baseball bat, a gun, or a knife against someone to steal their bike. You will go to prison and could be there for 7 years, 6 months.
  • ROBBERY II: You tell someone you have a gun and to give you their money. The person believes you have a gun, even if you don't, and gives you t11eir money. You will go to prison and could be there for 5 years and 10 months.
  • SEXUAL ABUSE I: You are babysitting or playing with a small child. You have sexual contact with them by touching their penis, vaginal area, or anus, or by making them touch you in those same places. You will go to prison and could be there for 6 years and 3 months.
  • ASSAULT II: You physically injure someone on purpose with a gun, a knife, a bat, or some other weapon. You will go to prison and could be there for 5 years, 10 months.
  • MANSLAUGHTER II: You are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. You cause an accident and someone dies. You will go to prison and could stay there for 6 years, 3 months.

IF FOUND GUILTY OF ANY OF THESE 21 MEASURE 11 CRIMES YOU WILL DEFINITELY GO TO PRISON AND YOU COULD STAY THERE FOR:

 

YRS

MOS

•Pornographic Exploitation of a Child

•Compelling Prostitution

5

10

•Sexual Abuse I

•Unlawful Sexual Penetration II

•Sodomy II

•Rape II

•Manslaughter II

6

3

•Arson I with Threat of Serious Injury

•Robbery I

•Kidnapping I

•Assault I

•Conspiracy to Commit Murder

•Attempted Murder

7

6

•Unlawful Sexual Penetration I

•Sodomy I

•Rape I

8

4

•Manslaughter I

•Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder

•Attempted Aggravated Murder

10

0

•Murder

25

0

•Aggravated Murder

30

Life

NO PROBATION! NO PAROLE!
NO EARLY RELEASE

 

THESE 3 MEASURE 11 CRIMES WILL PROBABLY SEND YOU TO PRISON AND YOU MIGHT STAY THERE FOR :

 

YRS

MOS

•Robbery II

•Assault II

•Kidnapping II

5

10

Is the crime worth your future?

If i'm with someone and they do one of these crimes, I won't get in trouble…right?

Wrong! If you help that person in any way, like:

  • Telling them to commit the crime
  • Helping them plan the crime
  • Being a lookout

You could get locked up too.

Instead:

  • Try to talk them out of it. If that doesn't work…
  • Leave right away
  • Get some help to stop the crime

What to expect if you are brought to Juvenile Detention on Measure 11 charges:

When a youth is brought into Juvenile Detention, they will all go through the normal admissions process and will be placed in a detention housing unit.

On the first court day after being admitted, the youth will have a Measure 11 Preliminary Hearing. At that hearing, the Judge will determine if the charges will be dropped or if the youth will be detained.

If there are no other pending juvenile charges and the Measure 11 charges are dropped, the youth will be released.

All Measure 11 detained youth will be interviewed by Close Street Supervision staff. This may take anywhere from one to four weeks.

If the Judge determines the youth is to be held, all the information concerning the case will be sent to the Grand Jury who will review the materials and decide to indict or not. If the Grand Jury decides there is enough evidence to indict on the charges, there will be a second court date seven days from the first appearance. Measure 11 youth should expect to be held in detention for an average of 90 days or more while the initial court process continues.

Please note: Measure 11 youth have an opportunity to try to arrange bail. Arrangements can be made on the 2nd floor of the Justice Center.