A crime is designated as a felony by state statutes. A felony conviction carries a term of imprisonment of more than one year.
For the purpose of sentencing, felonies are classified into four categories:
Terms of imprisonment or probation for felonies are determined by guidelines set forth on a sentencing grid. The maximum, indeterminate sentences and fines for felony convictions are:
A crime is a misdemeanor if it is designated as such in any Oregon statute or if a person convicted may be sentenced to a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than one year.
Misdemeanors are classified into four categories:
The court is required to impose sentences for misdemeanors for a definite term. A term of imprisonment and a fine will be imposed. The maximum penalties are: