Court Officers and District Attorneys

ORS 8.650
District attorney as public prosecutor

The district attorney in each county is the public prosecutor therein and has the authority to appear and prosecute violations of the charter and ordinances of any city provided the circuit court for the county has jurisdiction with respect to violations of the charter and ordinances of each such city. In cities of a population of more than 300,000 the district attorney shall be responsible for the prosecution of all city ordinance violations. [Amended by 1971 c.633 §14; 1995 c.658 §21]

Notes of Decisions

This section gives Multnomah County District Attorney authority to prosecute in name of City of Portland without necessity of agreement under ORS 221.315. City of Portland v. Smith, 75 Or App 38, 705 P2d 205 (1985), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

District attorney's duty to prosecute municipal ordinance violations, (1980) Vol 40, p 515


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