ORS 135.030¹
When presence of defendant is required
  • appearance by counsel

(1) When the accusatory instrument charges a crime punishable as a felony, the defendant shall appear in person at the arraignment.

(2) When the accusatory instrument charges a crime punishable as a misdemeanor, the defendant may appear in person or by counsel.

(3) The court may require a defendant to appear at the arraignment by simultaneous electronic transmission as provided in ORS 131.045 (Appearances by simultaneous electronic transmission) without the agreement of the state or defendant if the type of simultaneous electronic transmission available allows the defendant to observe the court and the court to observe the defendant. [Formerly 135.110; 1983 c.344 §3; 2005 c.566 §5]

See annota­tions under ORS 135.110 in permanent edi­tion.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 135—Arraignment and Pretrial Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors135.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 135, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano135.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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