2015 ORS 180.073¹
Subpoena authority in criminal investigation

(1) In any criminal investigation conducted by the Attorney General, the Attorney General may execute in writing and serve a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum upon any person the Attorney General believes to have information or material relevant to the investigation. A subpoena may require that the person appear at a reasonable time and place stated in the subpoena and give oral testimony under oath concerning matters relevant to the investigation. A subpoena duces tecum may require, in addition to or in lieu of giving testimony, that the person produce designated books, papers, documents or tangible items that constitute or contain materials relevant to the investigation for examination, copying or reproduction. A subpoena duces tecum that only requires the production of materials must inform the person subpoenaed if the person must personally appear at the time and place designated in the subpoena.

(2) A resident of this state may be required by subpoena to personally appear only in the county in which the person resides, is employed or personally transacts business. A person who is not a resident of this state may be required by subpoena to personally appear only:

(a) In a county of this state in which the person is served with the subpoena; or

(b) In the state, territory, insular possession subject to the dominion of the United States or foreign country in which the person resides. Any circuit court may issue a letter rogatory for the examination as provided in ORCP 38 B.

(3) A person subpoenaed under this section may move to quash or modify the subpoena if it is oppressive or unreasonable. The motion must be made before the time specified in the subpoena for appearance or production of materials. The motion may be made in:

(a) The circuit court for the county in which the person is required to appear or produce materials;

(b) The circuit court for the county in which the subpoenaed person resides or has a principal office; or

(c) The circuit court for the county in which materials to be produced under a subpoena duces tecum are located.

(4) A person who is subpoenaed under this section and who fails to appear or produce materials as required by the subpoena, or who refuses to be sworn or give testimony, may be found to be in contempt of court. Proceedings to hold a person in contempt under this subsection may be brought in any county where the person could be required to personally appear under subsection (2) of this section.

(5) ORS 136.585 (By whom subpoena is served) to 136.600 (Certain civil procedures applicable in criminal context) apply to any subpoena issued pursuant to this section. [1993 c.473 §2]

Note: 180.073 (Subpoena authority in criminal investigation) and 180.075 (Disclosure of information obtained under subpoena) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 180 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 180

Notes of Decisions

State Accident Insurance Fund Corpora­tion is subject to the pro­vi­sions of this chapter relating to legal representa­tion. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff'd 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Legal business of Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is not part of state's legal affairs and Attorney General may not provide advice or legal assistance to pool or its board of directors except at request of state of­fi­cer or agency, (1989) Vol 46, p 155


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 180—Attorney General; Department of Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors180.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 180, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano180.­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.