Violations and Fines

ORS 153.640
Disposition of fines for traffic offenses

  • circuit court


(1)

If a circuit court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense, the full amount of the fine imposed under the judgment is payable to the state if the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by an officer of the Oregon State Police or by any other enforcement officer employed by state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined).

(2)

(a) If a circuit court enters a judgment of conviction for a traffic offense and the conviction resulted from a prosecution arising out of an arrest or complaint made by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, city police officer or any other enforcement officer employed by a local government, as defined in ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined):

(A)

The amount prescribed by ORS 153.633 (Distribution to state) (1) is payable to the state and must be deposited in the Criminal Fine Account;

(B)

Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is payable to the local government that employs the enforcement officer; and

(C)

Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, one-half of the amount remaining after any payment required by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is payable to the state.

(b)

If the full amount of the fine imposed by a circuit court is collected and a surcharge imposed under ORS 1.188 (Surcharge on fines for courthouse) is part of the presumptive fine as provided in ORS 153.019 (Presumptive fines) or 153.020 (Presumptive fines), the last $5 of the amount collected shall be paid to the county for deposit in the county’s courthouse surcharge account established under ORS 1.189 (Courthouse surcharge accounts). If the full amount of the fine imposed is not collected, the $5 payment required by this paragraph shall be reduced by one dollar for every dollar of the fine that is not collected. [2011 c.597 §47; 2016 c.78 §5]

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Jun. 26, 2021