2015 ORS 419C.261¹
Amendment and dismissal of petition

(1) The court, on motion of an interested party or on its own motion, may at any time direct that the petition be amended. If the amendment results in a substantial departure from the facts originally alleged, the court shall grant such continuance as the interests of justice may require. When the court directs the amendment of a petition alleging that a youth has committed an act that would constitute a sex crime, as defined in ORS 163A.005 (Definitions for ORS 163A.005 to 163A.235), if committed by an adult, the court shall make written findings stating the reason for directing the amendment.

(2)(a) The court may set aside or dismiss a petition filed under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction) in furtherance of justice after considering the circumstances of the youth and the interests of the state in the adjudication of the petition.

(b) If the victim requests notice, the district attorney or juvenile department shall notify the victim of a hearing to amend the petition in advance of the hearing.

(c) When the court sets aside or dismisses a petition alleging that a youth has committed an act that would constitute a sex crime, as defined in ORS 163A.005 (Definitions for ORS 163A.005 to 163A.235), if committed by an adult, the court shall make written findings stating the reason for setting aside or dismissing the petition. [1993 c.33 §200; 1995 c.422 §77a; 2001 c.803 §7; 2007 c.609 §23; 2009 c.178 §24]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419C.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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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