Three Oregon residents arrested in alleged home robbery
Felonies may range from assault to kidnapping to murder. Violent crimes, such as a home invasion robbery, are considered felonies. Felonies, which are the most serious class of offense in the U.S., are not tolerated in Oregon.
An alleged violent crime may have brought fear to many Portland, Oregon residents recently. According to sources, three people, aged 31, 24 and 32, reportedly robbed a residential home in Lyons, Oregon. Two elderly people were inside the home at the time. The police claimed that the alleged robbers tied one of the elders up and assaulted a 75-year-old man, stole the victim's wallet and stole several items from inside the house.
As a result, the three Oregon residents are facing charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, attempted murder, burglary and unlawful use of a vehicle. All three of them are booked in the county jail.
Violent crimes are handled seriously in all 50 states, including Oregon. While the potential penalties of a felony crime may depend on the particular circumstances, in many cases the crime is punishable by a fine, more than a year in jail or both.
The possible punishment of violent crimes may be more severe if the offense is considered an Oregon Measure 11 crime. Measure 11 crimes may carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence if the person is convicted. Accused people may experience public scrutiny, a damaged reputation and fewer employment opportunities than before.
Fortunately, no matter how serious or violent a crime is, Oregon residents have a legal right to challenge criminal accusations. Regarding the possible penalties, fighting the allegations with an aggressive defense may be critical for the defendant. In doing so, a person accused of a felony may be able to obtain a fair judgment in the case.