ORS 137.275¹
Effect of felony conviction on civil and political rights of felon

Except as otherwise provided by law, a person convicted of a felony does not suffer civil death or disability, or sustain loss of civil rights or forfeiture of estate or property, but retains all of the rights of the person, political, civil and otherwise, including, but not limited to, the right to vote, to hold, receive and transfer property, to enter into contracts, including contracts of marriage, and to maintain and defend civil actions, suits or proceedings. [1975 c.781 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Convic­tion takes place within the meaning of this sec­tion only after a determina­tion of guilt and a pronounce­ment of the judg­ment of the court. Vasquez v. Courtney, 272 Or 477, 537 P2d 536 (1975)

In General

Elimina­tion of civil death does not eliminate habeas corpusif peti­tion alleges that prisoner validly in custody is subject to unlawful confine­ment or restraint or that prisoner is suffering depriva­tion of legal rights that requires immediate judicial scrutiny and it appears to court that no other timely remedy is available. Penrod/Brown v. Cupp, 283 Or 21, 581 P2d 934 (1978)

This sec­tion does not impliedly repeal pro­vi­sions of ORS 12.160 (Suspension for minors and persons who are insane) tolling statute of limita­tions for prisoners. Harris v. Craig, 299 Or 12, 697 P2d 189 (1985)

This sec­tion did not impliedly repeal ORS 109.322 (Consent when parent mentally ill, mentally retarded or imprisoned) which provides for adop­tion of mi­nor child without con­sent of incarcerated parent in certain circumstances. Stursa v. Kyle, 99 Or App 236, 782 P2d 158 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­137.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 137, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­137ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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