2015 ORS 156.705¹
Jurisdiction over offenses against animals

Jurisdiction over offenses against animals.

Justices of the peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction over all offenses committed under ORS 167.315 (Animal abuse in the second degree) to 167.333 (Sexual assault of an animal) and 167.340 (Animal abandonment). [Formerly 770.260; 1985 c.662 §14; 1999 c.788 §48]

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Notes of Decisions

Justice of peace having jurisdic­tion over pending crim­i­nal ac­tion under ORS 167.315 (Animal abuse in the second degree) to 167.333 (Sexual assault of an animal) or 167.340 (Animal abandonment) also has jurisdic­tion over animal forfeiture pro­ceed­ing brought under ORS 167.347 (Forfeiture of animal to animal care agency prior to disposition of criminal charge). Stirton v. Trump, 202 Or App 252, 121 P3d 714 (2005)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 156—Proceedings and Judgment in Criminal Actions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors156.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 156, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano156.­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.