A misdemeanor in Oregon state court is an offense that carries with it a penalty of less than one year in jail. The range of crimes that are categorized as misdemeanors are extensive, as are the actual punishments that are imposed.
Because any type of criminal conviction can have a dramatic impact on your future, you should take any charge—even for a low-level misdemeanor—seriously. Often the key to a good result in a misdemeanor case is having an attorney involved early in the process who can fully investigate the case, both factually and legally, and persuasively present the defense perspective to the prosecution.
Boise Matthews attorneys are highly experienced at representing people charged with misdemeanor offenses. We encourage you to contact us at the earliest point possible in the process to put our experience and skills to work on your behalf.