What Are Some Examples of a Class C Felony in Oregon?

Class C felonies in Oregon are the least serious felonies and include mail theft, second-degree burglary and promoting prostitution, according to NOLO's CriminalDefenseAttorney.com. A Class C felony carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $125,000.

As noted by NOLO's CriminalDefenseAttorney.com, a Class C felony carries with it a statute of limitation of three years. This means that prosecutors have three years to file charges against an individual. Other Class C felonies in Oregon include third-degree assault, DUI third offense, hit and run resulting in a injury, and first-degree theft. Although prison sentences are outlined by Oregon law, the amount of time a convicted felon serves in prison, and the fine they must pay, is ultimately up to the judge.