2015 ORS 810.300¹
Security for appearance on traffic crime

(1) A court, including a magistrate or clerk or deputy clerk authorized by the magistrate, shall release a person brought before it if the person gives an adequate undertaking to appear in answer to the offense at the time and place fixed by the court. A court, as it deems appropriate, is authorized to accept and may require any of the following as security for the appearance of an arrested person before the court on a traffic crime:

(a) An automobile membership card as described under ORS 810.330 (Use of automobile membership card as security deposit) and subject to limitations under that section.

(b) A guaranteed arrest bond certificate as described under ORS 810.320 (Use of guaranteed arrest bond certificate as security deposit) and subject to limitations under that section.

(c) A license as described under ORS 810.310 (Use of license as security deposit) and subject to limitations under that section.

(d) Such sum as may be required by the court.

(2) A magistrate or clerk or deputy clerk authorized by the magistrate has authority to accept security for the appearance of a person arrested for a traffic crime and brought before the magistrate or clerk or deputy clerk, as provided in this section. The following apply to security that is accepted by a court under this section or that is forwarded to a court by a police office under ORS 810.448 (Security for appearance of person arrested for traffic crime) or 810.450 (Security for appearance of person issued citation):

(a) The security shall be returned to the person when the person delivers any security amount required by the court. The court may require that any moneys deposited as security be applied against the security amount set by the court.

(b) If the magistrate does not have jurisdiction of the crime, the magistrate shall promptly forward the security accepted and all documents in connection with the case to the most conveniently located court having jurisdiction of the crime and in which the venue may properly be laid. [1983 c.338 §376; 1999 c.1051 §285]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 810—Road Authorities; Courts; Police; Other Enforcement Officials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors810.­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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.