2015 ORS 147.522¹
Issue that will have impact on trial
  • challenge to designation as victim or victim’s presence at trial

(1) A victim or prosecuting attorney who seeks a determination of an issue involving a right granted by section 42 or 43, Article I of the Oregon Constitution, that will impact the conduct of the trial shall file a motion within 35 days of the arraignment, or of the defendant’s entry of the initial plea on an accusatory instrument, whichever is sooner, unless the factual basis of the determination becomes known to the movant at a later time and could not reasonably have been discovered earlier, in which case the motion must be filed promptly.

(2) A defendant who seeks to challenge the designation of a person as a victim shall:

(a) File a response to a claim under ORS 147.517 (Notice) (4); or

(b) File a motion within seven days after the date the victim first exercises a right granted by section 42 or 43, Article I of the Oregon Constitution, unless the court finds good cause to allow the motion at a later time.

(3) A defendant who seeks to object to a victim’s presence at trial shall file a motion within 35 days of arraignment, or of the defendant’s entry of the initial plea on an accusatory instrument, whichever is sooner, unless the factual basis of the objection could not reasonably be discovered earlier, in which case the motion must be filed promptly.

(4) The court shall conduct a hearing on a motion filed under this section and rule on the motion as soon as practicable. The court may not grant relief under subsection (2) or (3) of this section unless the designation of a person as a victim or the victim’s presence at trial violates the Oregon Constitution or the United States Constitution. [2009 c.178 §9]

Note: See note under 147.500 (Definitions).

Notes of Decisions

ORS 147.500 (Definitions) to 147.550 (Establishment of requirements and procedures by Chief Justice by rule or order) set forth pro­ce­dures for crime victim to pursue remedy for viola­tion of victim's constitu­tional rights. State v. Thompson, 257 Or App 336, 306 P3d 731 (2013), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where per­son, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 147—Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 147, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.