General Provisions

ORS 161.535
Classification of felonies


Felonies are classified for the purpose of sentence into the following categories:


Class A felonies;


Class B felonies;


Class C felonies; and


Unclassified felonies.


The particular classification of each felony defined in the Oregon Criminal Code, except murder in any degree under ORS 163.107 (Murder in the first degree) or 163.115 (Murder in the second degree) and treason under ORS 166.005 (Treason), is expressly designated in the section defining the crime. An offense defined outside this code which, because of the express sentence provided is within the definition of ORS 161.525 (“Felony” described), shall be considered an unclassified felony. [1971 c.743 §68; 2019 c.635 §16]
§§ 161.505 to 161.585

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 433 (1972)

Chapter 161

Notes of Decisions

A juvenile court adjudication of whether or not a child committed acts which would be a criminal violation if committed by an adult must necessarily include an adjudication of all affirmative defenses that would be available to an adult being tried for the same criminal violation. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. L.J., 26 Or App 461, 552 P2d 1322 (1976)

Law Review Citations

2 EL 237 (1971); 51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

Chapter 161

Criminal Code


Notes of Decisions

Legislature's adoption of 1971 Criminal Code did not abolish doctrine of transferred intent. State v. Wesley, 254 Or App 697, 295 P3d 1147 (2013), Sup Ct review denied


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