Oregon Repeat Property Offenses Attorneys

Portland ORS 137.717 Lawyers

In Oregon, repeat property offenses are handled differently than one-time offenses. According to ORS 137.717, repeat offenses are subject to significantly harsher sentences, particularly mandatory minimum jail sentences. In serious property crime cases, these mandatory minimums may go into play after only a second offense. In minor property crime cases, such as small shoplifting cases, the mandatory minimums may not go into play until after the offense is repeated multiple times.

At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience defending people accused of repeat property offenses, such as:

  • Shoplifting or retail theft
  • Employee theft
  • Auto theft
  • Burglary

A Repeat Offense Does Not Require a Previous Conviction

Many people are surprised to find themselves accused of repeat property offenses the first time they have been charged with a theft crime. A previous conviction is not required for a person to be charged with repeat property offenses, only evidence that multiple offenses were committed. If a person is arrested after burglarizing two houses on the same night, that person could be charged with repeat property offenses under ORS 137.717 and face a mandatory jail sentence if convicted. If a person is arrested after being videotaped shoplifting from the same store multiple times, the same is true.

Defending against allegations of one theft offense is challenging enough. Defending against allegations of multiple offenses requires a tough and aggressive approach from experienced lawyers who know how to balance all of the evidence involved, building a strong and effective criminal defense strategy. That is what we do.

Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation

Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.

If you are looking for an experienced Oregon repeat property offenses lawyer, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.