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ORS 162.325 Hindering prosecution.

  (1) A person commits the crime of hindering prosecution if, with intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of a person who has committed a crime punishable as a felony, or with the intent to assist a person who has committed a crime punishable as a felony in profiting or benefiting from the commission of the crime, the person:

   (a) Harbors or conceals such person; or

   (b) Warns such person of impending discovery or apprehension; or

   (c) Provides or aids in providing such person with money, transportation, weapon, disguise or other means of avoiding discovery or apprehension; or

   (d) Prevents or obstructs, by means of force, intimidation or deception, anyone from performing an act which might aid in the discovery or apprehension of such person; or

   (e) Suppresses by any act of concealment, alteration or destruction physical evidence which might aid in the discovery or apprehension of such person; or

   (f) Aids such person in securing or protecting the proceeds of the crime.

   (2) Hindering prosecution is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §207]

Probation Usually
Jail Often
Prison Rarely

   ORS 162.335 Compounding.

   (1) A person commits the crime of compounding if the person accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit as consideration for refraining from reporting to law enforcement authorities the commission or suspected commission of any felony or information relating to a felony.

   (2) Compounding is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §208]

Probation Almost always
Jail Sometimes

   ORS 162.345 Defenses for hindering or compounding limited.

It is no defense to a prosecution for hindering prosecution or compounding that the principal offender is not apprehended, prosecuted, convicted or punished. [1971 c.743 §209]

   ORS 162.355 Simulating legal process.

   (1) A person commits the crime of simulating legal process if, with the intent to harass, injure or defraud another person, the person knowingly issues or delivers to another person any document that in form and substance falsely simulates civil or criminal process.

   (2) As used in this section:

   (a) “Civil or criminal process” means a document or order, including, but not limited to, a summons, lien, complaint, warrant, injunction, writ, notice, pleading or subpoena, that is issued by a court or that is filed or recorded for the purpose of:

   (A) Exercising jurisdiction;

   (B) Representing a claim against a person or property;

   (C) Directing a person to appear before a court or tribunal; or

   (D) Directing a person to perform or refrain from performing a specified act.

   (b) “Person” has the meaning given that term in ORS 161.015, except that in relation to a defendant, “person” means a human being, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association or a partnership.

   (3) Simulating legal process is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §210; 1997 c.395 §1; 2005 c.2 §1]

Probation Usually
Jail Sometimes
Prison Rarely

About the Author: 

David Lesh is a Portland attorney emphasizing the defense of serious criminal charges.  He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1990.  Mr. Lesh is a former Multnomah County prosecutor (5 years) and lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau (3 years).  He was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.  His law practice has an A+ BBB rating.
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