2017 ORS 153.051¹
Summons
  • requirements

A summons in a violation citation is sufficient if it contains the following:

(1) The name of the court, the name of the person cited, the date on which the citation was issued, the name of the enforcement officer issuing the citation, and the time and place at which the person cited is to appear in court.

(2) A statement or designation of the violation that can be readily understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so and the date, time and place at which the violation is alleged to have been committed.

(3) A notice to the person cited that a complaint will be filed with the court based on the violation.

(4) The amount of the presumptive fine, if any, fixed for the violation.

(5) A statement notifying the person that a monetary judgment may be entered against the person for up to the maximum amount of fines, restitution and other costs allowed by law for the violation if the person fails to make all required appearances at the proceedings.

(6) A statement notifying the person that, if the person pleads no contest and delivers to the court the amount of the presumptive fine indicated on the citation, and the court accepts the plea, the amount of the fine imposed against the defendant may not exceed the amount of the presumptive fine indicated on the citation.

(7) A statement notifying the person that, if the person pleads no contest and delivers to the court the amount of the presumptive fine indicated on the citation:

(a) The person may submit an explanation of the circumstances of the violation; and

(b) The court may consider the explanation in establishing the amount of the fine, but in no event can the court impose a fine that is less than the minimum fine established under ORS 153.021 (Minimum fines).

(8) A statement notifying the person that, if the person pleads not guilty and requests a trial, the court cannot impose a fine that is less than the minimum fine established under ORS 153.021 (Minimum fines) unless the person is found not guilty, in which case no fine will be imposed. [1999 c.1051 §15; 2011 c.597 §23]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 153—Violations and Fines, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors153.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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