2007 ORS 135.909¹
Filing petition
  • procedure

(1) After an accusatory instrument has been filed charging the defendant with the offense of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, a defendant may file with the court a petition for a possession of marijuana diversion agreement described in ORS 135.907 (Notification of availability of diversion). The petition:

(a) Must be filed within 30 days after the date of the defendant’s first appearance on the summons, unless a later filing date is allowed by the court upon a showing of good cause.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, may not be filed after entry of a guilty plea or a no contest plea or after commencement of any trial on the charge whether or not a new trial or retrial is ordered for any reason.

(2) The defendant shall pay to the court, at the time of filing a petition for a possession of marijuana diversion agreement, a filing fee as specified in ORS 135.921 (Amount and distribution of filing fee). The court may make provision for payment of the filing fee by the defendant on an installment basis. The court may waive all or part of the filing fee in cases involving indigent defendants. The filing fee paid to the court under this subsection shall be retained by the court if the petition is allowed. The filing fee shall be distributed as provided in ORS 135.921 (Amount and distribution of filing fee).

(3) The defendant shall pay to the agency or organization providing the diagnostic assessment, at the time the petition is allowed, the fee required by ORS 135.921 (Amount and distribution of filing fee) (3).

(4) The defendant shall cause a copy of the petition for a possession of marijuana diversion agreement to be served upon the district attorney or city attorney. The district attorney may file with the court, within 15 days after the date of service, a written objection to the petition and a request for a hearing. [1989 c.1075 §6; 1993 c.13 §2]

Note: See note under 135.907 (Notification of availability of diversion).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 135—Arraignment and Pretrial Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­135.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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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