I've heard so many instances of people ignoring exclusion and fare evasion orders I decided to do some investigating in regards to penalties for these repeat offenders. I got an attorney to look into this for me.
I have noticed multiple repeat offenders that are supposedly excluded
from the transit system in Portland Oregon get caught on the system
during their exclusion. I can't find the penalty for ignoring transit
fines and interdiction commands. Are those penalties listed somewhere?
Can you serve real time in jail for ignoring transit fines and
Assuming someone has been validly
excluded by Trimet (including service of a notice of exclusion with a
right to a hearing to challenge the exclusion), a person could
potentially be charged with the crime of trespass, which is a
misdemeanor. Depending on criminal history, the circumstances of the
particular case, and bad luck, someone could be sentenced to serve some
jail time for trespass (although most trespass cases in Portland do not
involve jail time). The trespass statutes are in Oregon Revised
Statutes chapter 164, if you want more information on this.