Courts and Judicial Officers Generally
Uniform citation and petition forms for certain offenses
(1)The Supreme Court shall adopt one or more forms for the following purposes:
(a)A form of uniform violation citation for the purposes of ORS 153.045 (Citation);
(b)A form of uniform criminal citation without complaint for the purposes of ORS 133.068 (Contents of criminal citation issued without complaint);
(c)A form of uniform criminal citation with complaint for the purposes of ORS 133.069 (Contents of criminal citation issued with complaint);
(d)Any form of uniform citation for categories of offenses as the court finds necessary or convenient; and
(e)A uniform petition for a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement for the purposes of ORS 813.210 (Petition).
(2)If changes are made to a uniform citation form under this section, the Supreme Court shall make a reasonable effort to minimize the financial impact of the changes on the state agencies and political subdivisions of this state that use the uniform citation form. Where possible, the effort to minimize the financial impact shall include a reasonable time for the state agencies and political subdivisions to exhaust their existing supplies of the citation form before the changes become effective.
(3)Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the uniform citation forms adopted by the Supreme Court under this section must be used by all enforcement officers, as defined in ORS 153.005 (Definitions), when issuing a violation citation or criminal citation.
(4)The uniform citation forms adopted by the Supreme Court under this section need not be used for:
(a)Offenses created by ordinance or agency rule governing parking of vehicles; or
(b)Offenses created by the ordinances of political subdivisions. [1979 c.477 §3; 1981 c.692 §5; 1981 c.803 §1; 1983 c.338 §879; 1985 c.725 §9; 1999 c.1051 §73]
Law Review Citations
53 OLR 436 (1974)