2017 ORS 131.145¹
When time starts to run
  • tolling of statute

(1) For the purposes of ORS 131.125 (Time limitations), time starts to run on the day after the offense is committed.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 131.155 (Tolling of statute), the period of limitation does not run during:

(a) Any time when the accused is not an inhabitant of or usually resident within this state; or

(b) Any time when the accused hides within the state so as to prevent process being served upon the accused.

(3) If, when the offense is committed, the accused is out of the state, the action may be commenced within the time provided in ORS 131.125 (Time limitations) after the coming of the accused into the state. [1973 c.836 §8; 1987 c.158 §19]

Notes of Decisions

For purposes of time limita­tions, “pros­e­cu­­tion” refers to crim­i­nal ac­tion itself rather than filing of accusatory instru­ment. Abbott v. Baldwin, 178 Or App 289, 36 P3d 516 (2001), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131—Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Criminal Forfeiture; Crime Prevention, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 131, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano131.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.