Criminal Trials

ORS 136.563
Issuance of subpoena by district attorney for witnesses before grand jury

The district attorney may issue subpoenas subscribed by the district attorney for witnesses within the state in support of the prosecution or for such other witnesses as the grand jury directs to appear before the grand jury upon an investigation pending before it. [Formerly 139.030]

See also annotations under ORS 139.030 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Prosecutor has authority to subpoena witnesses before grand jury but inquisitorial power to compel testimony resides in grand jury; attorney-witness before grand jury who refused to answer question on ground of attorney-client privilege could not be compelled to testify by prosecutor’s asking court on behalf of grand jury to order answer to question. State ex rel Frohnmayer v. Sams, 293 Or 385, 648 P2d 364 (1982)

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 360 (1972)


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