In Grant County, misdemeanor crimes may be filed in either Grant County Circuit Court or Grant County Justice Court. The District Attorney determines which court the charges are to be filed in.
If you have been cited into Grant County Justice Court for a misdemeanor crime, your personal appearance at arraignment (1st appearance) is mandatory. At arraignment, you will be advised of the charges that have been filed against you, what the maximum penalties may be, and what your rights as a defendant are.
For the purpose of sentencing, misdemeanors in Oregon are classified as either A, B, C or U. The maximum penalties that may be imposed upon conviction of a misdemeanor crime are:
Class A - $6250 fine, 1 year in jail, or both
Class B - $2500 fine, 6 months in jail, or both
Class C - $1250 fine, 30 days in jail, or both
Class U - Unclassified
Cases filed in Justice Court
The following is an example of the kinds of cases that may be filed in Grant County Justice Court: