2007 ORS 475A.085¹
Affirmative defenses in civil action for forfeiture

(1) A claimant may plead as an affirmative defense that the property was seized in violation of ORS 475A.025 (Property seized as result of consensual search of motor vehicle).

(2) In any action brought against property subject to forfeiture under ORS 475A.020 (Property subject to forfeiture generally) (7), a claimant may plead as an affirmative defense that the controlled substance was solely for personal use.

(3) If, by a preponderance of the evidence, the claimant proves a defense under this section, then judgment shall be entered for the claimant as provided in ORS 475A.110 (Judgment of forfeiture) (7).

(4) This defense may not be asserted by a financial institution that holds a security interest in the property. [1989 c.791 §8; 1991 c.322 §1; 1993 c.699 §21; 2001 c.780 §§10,10a; 2003 c.14 §§309,310; 2005 c.830 §32]

Chapter 475A

Notes of Decisions

Civil forfeiture pro­ceed­ing under this chapter is not sufficiently crim­i­nal in nature to bar on state or federal double jeopardy grounds later pros­e­cu­­tion for prohibited con­duct that justified forfeiture. State v. Selness/Miller, 334 Or 515, 54 P3d 1025 (2002)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475A—Civil Forfeiture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­475a.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 475A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­475aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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