Arraignment and Pretrial Provisions

ORS 135.983
Court inquiry into defendant’s immigration status prohibited


The court may not inquire into a defendant’s immigration status, and may not require a defendant to disclose the defendant’s immigration status, at any time during a criminal proceeding.


Subsection (1) of this section does not prohibit a defendant from knowingly and voluntarily disclosing to the court the defendant’s immigration status at any time during the criminal proceeding. [2019 c.437 §2]
Note: 135.983 (Court inquiry into defendant’s immigration status prohibited) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 135 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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Jun. 26, 2021