ORS 132.310¹
Inquiry into crimes
  • presentation to court

The grand jury shall retire into a private room and may inquire into crimes committed or triable in the county and present them to the court, either by presentment or indictment, as provided in ORS 132.310 (Inquiry into crimes) to 132.390 (When the grand jury may indict). [Amended by 1973 c.836 §45]

Notes of Decisions

Grand jury could not indict defendant for failure to report child abuse, a viola­tion by ex­plic­it statutory terms, as this sec­tion authorizes inquiry only into crimes. State v. Payzant, 32 Or App 371, 574 P2d 677 (1978) Sup Ct review denied

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Notes of Decisions

A circuit court has no authority to order the wholesale recorda­tion and preserva­tion of grand jury testimony under either statutory or common law. State ex rel Johnson v. Roth, 276 Or 883, 557 P2d 230 (1976)

Where defendant was found in contempt for failure to comply with grand jury sub­poe­na, circuit court had no authority to examine grand jury testimony or discuss its content for the sole purpose of determining the sen­tence to impose. State v. Applegate, 41 Or App 287, 597 P2d 1290 (1979), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 132—Grand Jury, Indictments and Other Accusatory Instruments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors132.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 132, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano132.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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