2007 ORS 138.135¹
Defendant’s appeal or petition for review as stay of sentence

(1) A sentence of confinement shall be stayed if an appeal is taken and the defendant elects not to commence service of the sentence or is released on security under ORS 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290) to 135.290 (Punishment by contempt of court). If a defendant is not released on security and elects not to commence service of the sentence pending appeal, the defendant shall be held in custody at the institution designated in the judgment without execution of sentence, except as provided in ORS 138.145 (Delivery of defendant under sentence of imprisonment to intake center).

(2) A sentence to pay a fine or a fine and costs, if an appeal is taken, may be stayed by the circuit court, the Court of Appeals, or by the Supreme Court upon such terms as the court deems proper. The court may require the defendant, pending appeal, to deposit the whole or any part of the fine and costs with the clerk of the circuit court, or to give bond for the payment thereof, or to submit to an examination of assets, and it may make any appropriate order to restrain the defendant from dissipating the assets of the defendant.

(3) If a petition for review by the Supreme Court is filed, any stay shall remain in effect pending a final disposition of the cause, unless otherwise ordered by the Supreme Court. [1963 c.155 §2 (138.135 (Defendant's appeal or petition for review as stay of sentence) and 138.145 (Delivery of defendant under sentence of imprisonment to intake center) enacted in lieu of 138.130, 138.140 and 138.150); 1967 c.372 §5; 1969 c.198 §66; 1977 c.752 §4; 1999 c.1051 §257]

Notes of Decisions

Trial court has authority and responsibility for deciding whether defendant should be released pending ap­peal. State v. Wimber, 108 Or App 1, 814 P2d 169 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Correc­tions Division Field Services authority to supervise per­son placed on proba­tion during pendency of ap­peal, (1983) Vol 44, p 16


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 138—Appeals; Post-Conviction Relief, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­138.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 138, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­138ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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