Criminal Trials

ORS 136.437
Use of evidence in prosecution of prostitution offense


If a person contacts an emergency communications system or a law enforcement agency to report the commission of a person felony, any statements or other evidence relating to the crime of prostitution under ORS 167.007 (Prostitution) obtained as a result of the person making the report may not be used in the prosecution of the person for prostitution or attempted prostitution.


The prohibition on the use of statements or other evidence described in this section does not apply to evidence relating to a criminal offense other than prostitution, or to the prosecution of an offense other than prostitution or attempted prostitution.


As used in this section:


“Emergency communications system” has the meaning given that term in ORS 403.105 (Definitions for ORS 305).


“Person felony” has the meaning given that term in the rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. [2019 c.179 §1]
Note: 136.437 (Use of evidence in prosecution of prostitution offense) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 136 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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