General Provisions

ORS 161.605
Maximum terms of imprisonment for felonies

The maximum term of an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for a felony is as follows:


For a Class A felony, 20 years.


For a Class B felony, 10 years.


For a Class C felony, 5 years.


For an unclassified felony as provided in the statute defining the crime. [1971 c.743 §74]

Notes of Decisions

Imposition of one-year jail term upon conviction of criminal activity in drugs was within maximum sentence authorized for crime, was imposed after defendant had violated probation, and did not shock the conscience. State v. Davis, 31 Or App 439, 570 P2d 683 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Fact that defendant had at one time and place withheld property from 20 different victims was sufficient to constitute 20 separate theft offenses for each of which he could be sentenced. State v. Callaghan, 33 Or App 49, 576 P2d 14 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Where defendant commits multiple felonies in separate situations but is prosecuted for all felonies in single proceeding, defendant can receive only one mandatory minimum sentence under this section. State v. Haywood, 73 Or App 6, 697 P2d 977 (1985)

§§ 161.605 to 161.685

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 433, 476, 489 (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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