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BRIBERY OFFENSES IN OREGON

   ORS 162.015 Bribe giving. (1) A person commits the crime of bribe giving if the person offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant with the intent to influence the public servant’s vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion in an official capacity.

   (2) Bribe giving is a Class B felony. [1971 c.743 §179]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail or Prison Sometimes

   ORS 162.025 Bribe receiving. (1) A public servant commits the crime of bribe receiving if the public servant:

   (a) Solicits any pecuniary benefit with the intent that the vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion as a public servant will thereby be influenced; or

   (b) Accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding that the vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion as a public servant will thereby be influenced.

   (2) Bribe receiving is a Class B felony. [1971 c.743 §180]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail or Prison Sometimes

   ORS 162.035 Bribery defenses. (1) In any prosecution under ORS 162.015, it is a defense that the defendant offered, conferred or agreed to confer the pecuniary benefit as a result of the public servant’s conduct constituting extortion or coercion.

      (2) It is no defense to a prosecution under ORS 162.015 and 162.025 that the person sought to be influenced was not qualified to act in the desired way, whether because the person had not assumed office, lacked jurisdiction or for any other reason. [1971 c.743 §181]

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    ORS 162.265 Bribing a witness. (1) A person commits the crime of bribing a witness if the person offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a witness in any official proceeding, or a person the person believes may be called as a witness, with the intent that:

   (a) The testimony of the person as a witness will thereby be influenced; or

   (b) The person will avoid legal process summoning the person to testify; or

   (c) The person will be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.

   (2) Bribing a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §201]

 

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail or Prison Sometimes

   ORS 162.275 Bribe receiving by a witness. (1) A witness in any official proceeding, or a person who believes the person may be called as a witness, commits the crime of bribe receiving by a witness if the person solicits any pecuniary benefit with the intent, or accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding, that:

    (a) The testimony of the person as a witness will thereby be influenced; or

   (b) The person will avoid legal process summoning the person to testify; or

   (c) The person will be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.

   (2) Bribe receiving by a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §202]

 

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail or Prison Sometimes

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TIP:  Bribe giving and bribe receiving are Class B felonies and thus are not expungeable; however, witness bribery charges are Class C felonies and are expungeable.