2007 ORS § 137.020¹
Time for pronouncing judgment
  • delay
  • notice of right to appeal

(1) After a plea or verdict of guilty, or after a verdict against the defendant on a plea of former conviction or acquittal, if the judgment is not arrested or a new trial granted, the court shall appoint a time for pronouncing judgment.

(2)(a) The time appointed shall be at least two calendar days after the plea or verdict if the court intends to remain in session so long. If the court does not intend to remain in session at least two calendar days, the time appointed may be sooner than two calendar days, but shall be as remote a time as can reasonably be allowed. However, in the latter case, the judgment shall not be given less than six hours after the plea or verdict, except with the consent of the defendant.

(b) Except for good cause shown or as otherwise provided in this paragraph, a court shall not delay for more than 31 calendar days after the plea or verdict the sentencing of a defendant held in custody on account of the pending proceedings. Except for good cause shown or as otherwise provided in this paragraph, a court shall not delay for more than 56 calendar days after the plea or verdict the sentencing of a defendant not held in custody on account of the pending proceedings. If the defendant is not in custody and the court does not pronounce judgment within 56 calendar days after the plea or verdict, any period of probation imposed as a part of a subsequent judgment shall begin to run from the date of the plea or verdict.

(3) If the defendant is in custody following the verdict, the court shall pronounce judgment as soon as practicable, but in any case within seven calendar days following the verdict if no presentence investigation is ordered, and within seven calendar days after delivery of the presentence report to the court if a presentence investigation has been ordered; however, the court may delay pronouncement of judgment beyond the limits of this subsection for good cause shown.

(4) If the final calendar day a defendant must be sentenced is not a judicial day then sentencing may be delayed until the next judicial day.

(5)(a) At the time a court pronounces judgment the defendant, if present, shall be advised of the right to appeal and of the procedure for protecting that right. If the defendant is not present, the court shall advise the defendant in writing of the right to appeal and of the procedure for protecting that right.

(b) If the defendant is sentenced subsequent to a plea of guilty or no contest or upon probation revocation or sentence suspension, or if the defendant is resentenced after an order by an appellate court or a post-conviction relief court, the court shall advise the defendant of the limitations on appealability imposed by ORS 138.050 (Appeal from sentence on plea of guilty or no contest) (1) and 138.222 (Scope of review of sentence imposed for felony committed on or after November 1, 1989) (7). If the defendant is not present, the court shall advise the defendant in writing of the limitations on appealability imposed by ORS 138.050 (Appeal from sentence on plea of guilty or no contest) (1) and 138.222 (Scope of review of sentence imposed for felony committed on or after November 1, 1989) (7).

(6) If the defendant is financially eligible for appointment of counsel at state expense on appeal under ORS 138.500 (Appointment of counsel and furnishing of transcript for appellant without funds), trial counsel shall determine whether the defendant wishes to pursue an appeal. If the defendant wishes to pursue an appeal, trial counsel shall transmit to the office of public defense services established under ORS 151.216 (Duties), on a form prepared by the office, information necessary to perfect the appeal. [Amended by 1971 c.565 §18a; 1987 c.242 §1; 1991 c.111 §12; 2001 c.644 §4; 2003 c.14 §57]