2015 ORS 161.328¹
Commitment of person found guilty except for insanity of misdemeanor

(1) Following the entry of a judgment pursuant to ORS 161.319 (Form of verdict on guilty except for insanity), the court shall order a person committed to a state mental hospital or other facility designated by the Oregon Health Authority if:

(a) Each offense for which the person is found guilty except for insanity is a misdemeanor; and

(b) The court finds that the person is affected by mental disease or defect and presents a substantial danger to others that requires commitment.

(2) The total period of commitment under this section may not exceed the maximum sentence provided by statute for the crime for which the person was found guilty except for insanity.

(3) If the superintendent of the state mental hospital or the director of the facility to which the person is committed determines that a person committed under this section is no longer affected by mental disease or defect or, if so affected, no longer presents a substantial danger to others that requires commitment, the superintendent or director shall file notice of that determination with the committing court. Upon filing of the notice, the superintendent or director shall discharge the person from custody. [1981 c.711 §3; 1983 c.800 §7; 1987 c.903 §36; 1995 c.529 §1; 2011 c.708 §37; 2011 c.724 §4]

Law Review Cita­tions

18 WLR 32 (1982)

Notes of Decisions

Under former version of these sec­tions, Psychiatric Security Review Board could, at initial disposi­tional hearing, order only commit­ment to mental hospital or condi­tional release, so it had no authority to make independent redetermina­tion of dangerousness of defendant or to order her discharged on basis of such redetermina­tion. Adams v. Psychiatric Security Review Bd., 290 Or 273, 621 P2d 572 (1980)

Law Review Cita­tions

18 WLR 23 (1982)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 428 (1972); 52 OLR 285-295 (1973)

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Notes of Decisions

A juvenile court adjudica­tion of whether or not a child committed acts which would be a crim­i­nal viola­tion if committed by an adult must necessarily include an adjudica­tion of all af­firm­a­tive de­fenses that would be available to an adult being tried for the same crim­i­nal viola­tion. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. L.J., 26 Or App 461, 552 P2d 1322 (1976)

Law Review Cita­tions

2 EL 237 (1971); 51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

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Criminal Code

(Generally)

Notes of Decisions

Legislatures adop­tion of 1971 Criminal Code did not abolish doctrine of transferred intent. State v. Wesley, 254 Or App 697, 295 P3d 1147 (2013), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 161—General Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors161.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 161, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano161.­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.