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Oregon Supreme Court, June 10, 2021

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by: Rankin Johnson • June 11, 2021 • no comments


Summarized by Rankin Johnson, OCDLA

ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENTS - Waiver of preliminary hearing

Defective preliminary hearing does not deprive the trial court of jurisdiction. Court of Appeals reversed.

Whether defendant had validly waived the right to a preliminary hearing and whether to review that ruling as plain error was for the Court of Appeals to decide in the first instance.

State v. Keys 368 Or 171 (June 11, 2021) (Kistler) (Marion County, Armstrong)