Measure 11 refers to Ballot Measure 11, a citizens initiative passed in 1994 that was put into effect in 1995. It essentially states that persons convicted of certain crimes receive a mandatory minimum sentence, regardless of the person’s criminal record or the particular circumstances of the offense. These sentences begin with a minimum of 5 years and can go all the way up to 25 years for serious crimes. If you are being investigated for a crime that qualifies under Measure 11, it is extremely important that you speak with an experienced attorney before you agree to speak with someone from law enforcement. If you have already been charged with a Measure 11 offense, you need to consult best attorney you can find, such as Mr. Dials who has extensive experience in successfully defending persons accused of Measure 11 crimes.

Measure 11 Offenses:

Measure 11 Offense:Minimum Mandatory Sentence:
Arson I7 Years, 6 months
Assault I7 years, 6 months
Assualt II5 years, 10 months
Attempted Aggravated Murder10 years
Attempted Murder7 years, 6 months
Kidnapping I7 years, 6 months
or 25 years
Kidnapping II5 years, 10 months
Manslaughter I10 years
Manslaughter II6 years, 3 months
Murder25 years
Rape I8 years, 4 months
or 25 years
Rape II6 years, 3 months
Robbery I7 years, 6 months
Robbery II5 years, 10 months
Sexual Abuse I6 years, 3 months
Unlawful Sexual Penetration I8 years, 4 months
or 25 years
Unlawful Sexual Penetration II6 years, 3 months
Sodomy I8 years, 4 months
or 25 years
Sodomy II6 years, 3 months
Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct5 years, 10 months
Compelling Prostitution5 years, 10 months

If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, then you need a seasoned defense attorney who is prepared and not afraid to go to trial.