OREGON OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT LAWS



David N Lesh
Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney
Oregon Super Lawyer 2018 and 2019

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   ORS 162.405 Official misconduct in the second degree.

  (1) A public servant commits the crime of official misconduct in the second degree if the person knowingly violates any statute relating to the office of the person.

   (2) Official misconduct in the second degree is a Class C misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §214]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail Sometimes

   ORS 162.415 Official misconduct in the first degree.

   (1) A public servant commits the crime of official misconduct in the first degree if with intent to obtain a benefit or to harm another:

   (a) The public servant knowingly fails to perform a duty imposed upon the public servant by law or one clearly inherent in the nature of office; or

   (b) The public servant knowingly performs an act constituting an unauthorized exercise in official duties.

   (2) Official misconduct in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §215]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail Often

   ORS 162.425 Misuse of confidential information.

  (1) A public servant commits the crime of misuse of confidential information if in contemplation of official action by the public servant or by a governmental unit with which the public servant is associated, or in reliance on information to which the public servant has access in an official capacity and which has not been made public, the public servant acquires or aids another in acquiring a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction or enterprise which may be affected by such information or official action.

   (2) Misuse of confidential information is a Class B misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §216] 

 

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail Sometimes


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