Preliminary Provisions

ORS 131.007
“Victim” defined

As used in ORS 40.385 (Rule 615. Exclusion of witnesses), 135.230 (Definitions for ORS 135.230 to 135.290), 147.417 (Victim to be notified of constitutional rights), 147.419 (Authority of victim to obtain copy of transcript or tape of criminal proceeding) and 147.421 (Information about defendant that public body is required to provide to victim) and in ORS chapters 136, 137 and 144, except as otherwise specifically provided or unless the context requires otherwise, “victim” means the person or persons who have suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm as a result of a crime and includes, in the case of a homicide or abuse of corpse in any degree, a member of the immediate family of the decedent and, in the case of a minor victim, the legal guardian of the minor. In no event shall the criminal defendant be considered a victim. [1987 c.2 §17; 1993 c.294 §3; 1997 c.313 §30; 2009 c.178 §32; 2013 c.144 §3]


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