Violations and Fines

ORS 153.083
Role of peace officer

Notwithstanding ORS 9.160 (Bar membership required to practice law) and 9.320 (Necessity for employment of attorney), in any trial of a violation, whether created by ordinance or statute, in which a city attorney or district attorney does not appear, the peace officer who issued the citation for the offense may present evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses and make arguments relating to:


The application of statutes and rules to the facts in the case;


The literal meaning of the statutes or rules at issue in the case;


The admissibility of evidence; and


Proper procedures to be used in the trial. [1999 c.805 §1; 1999 c.805 §2; 2003 c.305 §1]
Note: 153.083 (Role of peace officer) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 153 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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Jun. 26, 2021