2007 ORS 813.255¹
Termination of diversion

(1) At any time before the court dismisses with prejudice the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicants, the court on its own motion or on the motion of the district attorney or city attorney may issue an order requiring defendant to appear and show cause why the court should not terminate the diversion agreement. The order to show cause shall state the reasons for the proposed termination and shall set an appearance date.

(2) The order to show cause shall be served on the defendant and on the defendant’s attorney, if any. Service may be made by first class mail, postage paid, addressed to the defendant at the mailing address shown on the diversion petition and agreement or at any other address that the defendant provides in writing to the court.

(3) The court shall terminate the diversion agreement and enter the guilty plea or no contest plea that was filed as part of the petition for the diversion agreement if:

(a) At the hearing on the order to show cause, the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that any of the reasons for termination described in this section exist; or

(b) The defendant fails to appear at the hearing on the order to show cause.

(4) If the court terminates the diversion agreement and enters the guilty plea or no contest plea, the court may take into account at time of sentencing any partial fulfillment by the defendant of the terms of the diversion agreement.

(5) The court shall terminate a diversion agreement under this section for any of the following reasons:

(a) The defendant fails to fulfill the terms of the diversion agreement.

(b) The defendant does not qualify for the diversion agreement under the criteria in ORS 813.215 (Eligibility for diversion). [1987 c.441 §9; 2003 c.816 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Failure to appear at hearing on termina­tion of diversion agree­ment is failure to appear in connec­tion with charge as de­scribed in ORS 162.195 (Failure to appear in the second degree). State v. McCoin, 193 Or App 623, 91 P3d 760 (2004)

Notes of Decisions

Effect of defendant's pre­vi­ous participa­tion in diversion program is not affected by whether or not he acted on counsel's advice. State v. Maynard, 85 Or App 631, 738 P2d 210 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

20 WLR 319 (1984)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 813—Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­813.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 813, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­813ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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