Oregon Statutes - Chapter 137 - Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court - Section 137.210 - Taxation of costs against complainant.

(1) If it is found by any justice or court trying the action or hearing the proceeding that the prosecution is malicious or without probable cause, that fact shall be entered upon record in the action or proceeding by the justice or court.

(2) Upon making the entry prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, the justice or court shall immediately render judgment against the complainant for the costs and disbursements of the action or proceeding.

(3) As used in this section “complainant” means every person who voluntarily appears before any magistrate or grand jury to prosecute any person in a criminal action, either for a misdemeanor or felony. [Amended by 1959 c.426 §3]

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