(1) Misdemeanors are classified for the purpose of sentence into the following categories:
(a) Class A misdemeanors;
(b) Class B misdemeanors;
(c) Class C misdemeanors; and
(d) Unclassified misdemeanors.
(2) The particular classification of each misdemeanor defined in the Oregon Criminal Code is expressly designated in the section defining the crime. An offense defined outside this code which, because of the express sentence provided is within the definition of ORS 161.545, shall be considered an unclassified misdemeanor.
(3) An offense defined by a statute of this state, but without specification as to its classification or as to the penalty authorized upon conviction, shall be considered a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §70]Section: Previous 161.475 161.485 161.505 161.515 161.525 161.535 161.545 161.555 161.565 161.566 161.568 161.570 161.575 161.585 161.605 Next
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