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Presented to: Tigard City Council. June 21, 2011. 2010 Annual Report to Council Michael J. O’Brien, Presiding Judge Nadine Robinson, Manager Tigard Municipal Court. Municipal Court Programs. 1. Traffic 2. Youth Court 3. Civil Infractions 4. Public Information. 2010 Highlights.

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Presented to tigard city council

Presented to: Tigard City Council

June 21, 2011

2010 Annual Report

to Council

Michael J. O’Brien, Presiding Judge

Nadine Robinson, Manager

Tigard Municipal Court


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Municipal Court Programs

1. Traffic

2. Youth Court

3. Civil Infractions

4. Public Information


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2010 Highlights

7,028 violations: down 23% compared to record volume of 2009

38% of traffic caseload consisted of Speeding and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device violations

Implemented “e-cites” on a large scale as of 7/1/10

Number of non-traffic offenses remained very small

28.9% of those cited were Tigard residents (2008-09 av.)






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Alternative Sanctions

Statutory maximum reduction (most violations): 25% below base fine for defendants with good records

Payment agreements available if unable to pay fine within 30 days–subject to statutory $15 fee.

Alternative sanction on showing of financial hardship: discharge of fine–citation still appears on driving record

Dismissals “in furtherance of justice” where recommended by citing officer or city prosecutor.


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Tigard Youth Court

Misdemeanors and status offenses such as theft, curfew violations, minor in possession of tobacco.

Crimes reduced to violations: no criminal record

About 650 adjudications since the program began in 2002.

Probation: community service, counseling program, letters of apology, restitution to victims.



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Current Activities

2,161 violations filed January 1–May 31, 2011

Legislative update

Three Flags program resumed—safety belt enforcement


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Tigard Municipal Court

13125 S.W. Hall Blvd.

Tigard, Oregon 97225

www.tigard-or.gov/city_hall/departments/municipal_court