Preliminary Provisions

ORS 131.145
When time starts to run

  • tolling of statute


For the purposes of ORS 131.125 (Time limitations), time starts to run on the day after the offense is committed.


Except as provided in ORS 131.155 (Tolling of statute), the period of limitation does not run during:


Any time when the accused is not an inhabitant of or usually resident within this state; or


Any time when the accused hides within the state so as to prevent process being served upon the accused.


If, when the offense is committed, the accused is out of the state, the action may be commenced within the time provided in ORS 131.125 (Time limitations) after the coming of the accused into the state. [1973 c.836 §8; 1987 c.158 §19]
§§ 131.105 to 131.155

Notes of Decisions

For purposes of time limitations, "prosecution" refers to criminal action itself rather than filing of accusatory instrument. Abbott v. Baldwin, 178 Or App 289, 36 P3d 516 (2001), Sup Ct review denied


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