Oregon Statutes - Chapter 136 - Criminal Trials - Section 136.567 - Issuance of subpoena for witnesses for defendant; bar to dismissal.

(1) A defendant in a criminal action is entitled, at the expense of the state or city, to have subpoenas issued for not to exceed 10 witnesses within the state. A defendant is entitled, at the expense of the defendant, to have subpoenas issued for any number of additional witnesses without an order of the court. The defendant is responsible for the costs of serving the subpoenas and for the costs, as provided in ORS 136.602, of witness per diem and mileage and for expenses allowed under ORS 136.603.

(2) Any subpoena that a defendant in a criminal action is entitled to have issued shall be issued:

(a) Upon application of the defendant, by the clerk of the court in which the criminal action is pending for trial, and in blank, under the seal of the court and subscribed by the clerk; or

(b) By an attorney of record of the defendant, and subscribed by the attorney.

(3) A prosecution for violation of ORS 813.010 may not be dismissed based solely on the unavailability of a witness who was subpoenaed by the defendant to provide testimony with respect to an instrument that was used to test a personís breath, blood or urine to determine the alcoholic content of the personís blood. This subsection does not apply to the subpoena of an officer or employee of a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109. [Formerly 139.050; 1977 c.746 §4; 1981 c.174 §1; 1987 c.606 §2; 1989 c.171 §17; 2007 c.581 §3]

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