Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 813.215) prohibit courts from allowing any outcome that would mask a conviction for a commercial driver.
FAQ Topic: Circuit Court
The circuit court processes criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, including DUII diversions. Circuit court cases are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s office (DA) at the Sherman County Courthouse in Moro. Catch up on the circuit court rules. Find further court details at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/sherman/Pages/default.aspx.
There are four judges in the Seventh Circuit Court District who may be “on the bench” when a circuit-court case is heard in Sherman County. These four judges share responsibility for all Seventh District Circuit Courts in Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.
Sherman County Circuit Court is held inside the Sherman County Courthouse at 500 Court Street in Moro (send mail to PO Box 402, Moro, OR 97039). Circuit court hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Here are the ADA Accommodations: ADA services that OJD offers.
This can be a complicated situation — generally requiring Family Circuit Court involvement. Please contact the Family Court resource person, Julie Proffitt, at (541) 506-2707, for questions around private custody dealings.
Small Claims of $10,000.00 or less can be filed in Justice Court, provided at least one of the parties resides in Sherman County. Claims exceeding $10,000.00 must be filed in Circuit Court. Eviction actions also can be filed in Justice Court.
Contact the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 565-3622 to make a report. Reports also can be submitted using the Citizen’s Report Form.
Information for victims of crime / domestic violence can be found at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/family/domestic-violence/Pages/default.aspx. There’s also a Victim’s Advocacy Program, reached through the Sherman County District Attorney’s Office at (541) 565-3534.
See http://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/sherman/help/Pages/default.aspx for introductory videos and a link to the OJD Forms page.
If you received a ticket for certain violations AND fixed or corrected the violation AND you can show proof to a violations clerk, prior to your court appearance, your citation may be eligible to be dismissed. Follow the process at http://www.courts.oregon.gov/courts/sherman/programs-services/Pages/Violations-Bureau.aspx.