Arrest and Related Procedures

ORS 133.843
Written waiver of extradition proceedings


Any person arrested in this state charged with having committed any crime in another state or alleged to have escaped from confinement, or broken the terms of security release, probation or parole may waive the issuance and service of the warrant provided for in ORS 133.773 (Governor’s warrant of arrest) and 133.777 (Execution of the warrant) and all other procedure incidental to extradition proceedings, by executing or subscribing in the presence of a judge of any court of record within this state a writing which states that the person consents to return to the demanding state; provided, however, that before such waiver shall be executed or subscribed by such person it shall be the duty of such judge to inform such person of rights to the issuance and service of a warrant of extradition and to apply for a writ of habeas corpus as provided for in ORS 133.787 (Rights of arrested person).


(a) If and when such consent has been duly executed it shall forthwith be forwarded to the office of the Governor of this state and filed therein. The judge shall direct the officer having such person in custody to deliver forthwith such person to the duly accredited agent or agents of the demanding state, and shall deliver or cause to be delivered to such agent or agents a copy of such consent.


Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit the right of the accused person to submit voluntarily to the custody of such agent or agents for return without formality to the demanding state.


The waiver procedure described in this section is not an exclusive procedure, nor does it limit the powers, rights or duties of the officers of the demanding state or of this state.


Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement or corrections agency in this state holding a person who is alleged to have broken the terms of the person’s security release, probation, parole or any other release in the demanding state may deliver the person to the duly accredited agent of the demanding state without the requirement of a warrant if:


The person has signed a prior waiver of extradition as a term of the person’s current security release, probation, parole or other release in the demanding state; and


The law enforcement or corrections agency holding the person has received an authenticated copy of the prior waiver of extradition signed by the person and photographs, fingerprints or other evidence properly identifying the person as the person who signed the waiver. [Formerly 147.253; 1999 c.1051 §249; 2001 c.230 §1]

See annotations under ORS 147.253 in permanent edition.

§§ 133.743 to 133.857

See also annotations under ORS chapter 147 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

This Act was adopted to facilitate the interjurisdictional transfer of prisoners. Bishop v. Cupp, 7 Or App 349, 490 P2d 524 (1971)

Interjurisdictional transfers to clear up charges protect the prisoner's constitutional right to a speedy trial and the state's interest in the orderly administration of justice. Bishop v. Cupp, 7 Or App 349, 490 P2d 524 (1971)


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