Diversion agreement; record; duration; effect of denial.
(1) When the court allows a petition for a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement filed as provided in ORS 813.210, the judge taking that action shall:
(a) Accept the guilty plea or no contest plea filed as part of the petition for a diversion agreement but withhold entry of a judgment of conviction; and
(b) Sign the petition and indicate thereon the date of allowance of the diversion period, the length of the diversion period and the date upon which the driving while under the influence offense occurred.
(2) The petition when signed and dated becomes the diversion agreement between the defendant and the court. The court shall make the agreement a part of the record of the case. The court shall notify the Department of Transportation of the diversion agreement in a form agreed to by the department and the State Court Administrator within 48 hours after allowing the petition. The department shall make the fact of the diversion agreement a part of the defendant’s operating record.
(3) A driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement shall be for a period of one year after the date the court allows the petition. During the diversion period the court shall stay the driving while under the influence of intoxicants offense proceeding pending completion of the diversion agreement or its termination.
(4) When the court denies a petition for a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement, it shall continue the offense proceeding against the defendant. The guilty plea or no contest plea filed as part of the petition for the diversion agreement may not be used in the offense proceeding under this subsection. [1983 c.338 §372; 1985 c.16 §193; 1985 c.710 §7; 1993 c.751 §71; 2003 c.816 §4]