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Old 11-14-2020, 06:15 PM
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Hello everyone, I am new on here and am very glad to have found this site. I have a question for some who might have knowledge on a certain charge. First off I want to begin by saying that I do have a juvenile record from California with multiple felonies including assault w/ deadly weapon, gang enhancement, assault w/ GBI and more. However it has been about 15 years since I have been in trouble. I recently got arrested for disorder my conduct and assault IV felony. I am going to trial cause I believe I might have a chance to fight it. My lawyer said it isn't looking good though. My question is can I go to prison if I lose at trial considering the crime and my juvenile record? Anything will help. Thank you all.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:46 PM
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Even though its been 15 years since the juvie trouble in Cali, when a Judge requests a criminal history, as I understand it, any juvenile charges are included. Will they hold yours against you? Can't answer that other than maybe, maybe not I'm not familiar with Oregon's sentencing structure, is IV Felony just a step above a misdemeanor? Has the DA made any offers to drop the disorderly and/or reduce the IV Assault?

Every situation is different. Without a crystal ball, there's no way to predict how your case will turn out. However, your attorney is well aware of the atmosphere in the Judge's courtroom. Be honest with your attorney, ask questions of him/her, weigh your options. Its ultimately your decision on how to proceed...and your time to serve if that's what it comes down to.

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Assault 4 in Oregon is a misdemeanor.
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Assault 4 in Oregon is a misdemeanor.
A misdemeanor generally can result in a jail sentence of a year. Note, some states have 2 year sentences for some misdemeanors, and those states send those folk to state prison for those sentences.

Will you specifically have to serve time? Dunno. There are too many factors to get into, however a crime of violence, even just a misdemeanor, is more likely generally to result in doing time.

If you do not want to do time, you need to listen to your attorney and do everything in your power to mitigate the damage you have done and demonstrate to the court that you are a better bet in public than jail or prison.
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Taking it to trial will force the DA's hand. s/he will throw everything s/he can at you and try to get the longest sentence possible.

Your job is to listen to your lawyer. S/he will know the judge and the DA and what the judge is most likely to do. If your lawyer is telling you to not take it to trial, I would listen. A plea deal that send you to county for 14 months is better than a prison sentence of 5 years. The real question is: how much of your life do you want to spend behind bars? Start from there and talk to your lawyer.
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Also: sentences under 2 years in length are generally served in county jail, not state prison. A sentence longer than 2 years is generally served in state prison.
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Taking it to trial will force the DA's hand. s/he will throw everything s/he can at you and try to get the longest sentence possible.

Your job is to listen to your lawyer. S/he will know the judge and the DA and what the judge is most likely to do. If your lawyer is telling you to not take it to trial, I would listen. A plea deal that send you to county for 14 months is better than a prison sentence of 5 years. The real question is: how much of your life do you want to spend behind bars? Start from there and talk to your lawyer.
This is very true. My guy was offered a plea for manslaughter (10 year sentence) and chose to go to trial out of the belief that he had acted in self-defense and the jury would understand that. He is doing life without the possibility of parole.
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A misdemeanor generally can result in a jail sentence of a year. Note, some states have 2 year sentences for some misdemeanors, and those states send those folk to state prison for those sentences.

Will you specifically have to serve time? Dunno. There are too many factors to get into, however a crime of violence, even just a misdemeanor, is more likely generally to result in doing time.

If you do not want to do time, you need to listen to your attorney and do everything in your power to mitigate the damage you have done and demonstrate to the court that you are a better bet in public than jail or prison.
be glad its not a Measure 11 assault felony. Wouldn't matter what the attorney or judge thought or said.
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Sentences served in California jails (rather than in prison) can earn day for day good time too. Listen to your lawyer.
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