State v. Urie

Summarized by:

  • Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
  • Area(s) of Law: Sentencing
  • Date Filed: 12-31-2014
  • Case #: A155076
  • Judge(s)/Court Below: De Muniz, S.J. for the Court; Armstrong, P.J.; & Egan, J.

Under ORS 813.011(3), a 90-day jail sentence must be imposed upon conviction of a Class C felony and a court does not have authority to reduce or suspend this sentence in any way.

State appealed the trial court’s suspension of Defendant’s jail sentence. Defendant was charged with a Class C felony because Defendant was convicted of a third DUII within a ten-year period. Under ORS 813.011(3), a 90-day jail sentence is mandatory without reduction for any reason upon conviction of a class C felony. The trial court suspended the execution of a 90-day jail sentence. State appealed, claiming that the trial court is not authorized to suspend the 90-day jail sentence.The Court reviewed the statutory construction and legislative history of the ORS 813.011 and determined that a court cannot suspend or reduce the execution of the 90-day jail sentence in any way. Remanded for resentencing, otherwise affirmed.

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