ORS 135.235¹
Release assistance officer
  • appointment
  • duties

(1) If directed by the presiding judge for a judicial district, a release assistance officer, and release assistance deputies who shall be responsible to the release assistance officer, shall be appointed under a personnel plan established by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

(2) The release assistance officer shall, except when impracticable, interview every person detained pursuant to law and charged with an offense.

(3) The release assistance officer shall verify release criteria information and may either:

(a) Timely submit a written report to the magistrate containing, but not limited to, an evaluation of the release criteria and a recommendation for the form of release; or

(b) If delegated release authority by the presiding judge for the judicial district, make the release decision. [1973 c.836 §147; 1981 s.s. c.3 §37; 1995 c.781 §40]

See also annota­tions under ORS 140.050 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Release assistance deputy may execute release agree­ment for the court if presiding judge delegates that authority to release assistance of­fi­cer and appoints release assistance deputy. State v. Collins, 66 Or App 293, 672 P2d 1388 (1983), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 290, 291 (1974)

See also annota­tions under ORS 135.190 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Enact­ment of these sec­tions did not deprive bail bondsmen of their right to engage in the bail bond business, and did not violate the pro­vi­sions of the Oregon or United States Constitu­tions. Burton v. Tomlinson, 19 Or App 247, 527 P2d 123 (1974)

The pretrial release pro­vi­sions of ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290) to 135.290 (Punishment by contempt of court) do not violate Art. I, §14 of the Oregon Constitu­tion. Burton v. Tomlinson, 19 Or App 247, 527 P2d 123 (1974)

No one may be released from custody without executing and filing release agree­ment with clerk of court. Knutson v. Cupp, 287 Or 489, 601 P2d 129 (1979)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Security release deposits as bail, (1979) Vol 40, p 139

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 273-337 (1974); 66 OLR 661 (1987)

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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