Appellant seeks reversal of an order committing him to the Oregon Health Authority for a period not to exceed 180 days, raising two assignments of error. See ORS 426.130. Specifically, in his first assignment, appellant contends that the trial court erred in finding that he had a mental illness. In his second assignment of error, he asserts that the court erred in denying his motion to dismiss the case when he had been held more than five judicial days without a hearing. See ORS 426.232. As the state concedes, defendant's second assignment of error is well taken.
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Here, appellant was detained on July 24, 2016, and the commitment hearing was held on August 4, 2016, more than five judicial days later. Appellant moved to dismiss the case as a result, and the court denied the motion. "Although ORS 426.095(2)(c) permits a `good cause' postponement of a commitment hearing past the five-day judicial deadline, that procedure is available only `when requested' by certain parties and only `to allow preparation for the hearing.'" Id. That is not what happened in this case. Under the circumstances, the state "concedes that the trial court should have dismissed appellant's mental commitment case because it did not provide appellant a hearing within five judicial days of the date of appellant's detention." We agree, accept the state's concession, and reverse. Accordingly, we do not address appellant's first assignment of error.