General Provisions

ORS 161.545
“Misdemeanor” described

A crime is a misdemeanor if it is so designated in any statute of this state or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than one year. [1971 c.743 §69]

Notes of Decisions

Where defendant purposely pointed unloaded pistol at Bureau of Indian Affairs Security Officer in violation of Oregon Statute, use of Assimilative Crimes Act was appropriate since federal statute did not punish precise acts upon which state law conviction depended and victim’s testimony that defendant pointed gun at him was sufficient evidence that defendant acted “purposely” within meaning of Oregon statute. U.S. v. Kaufman, 862 F 2d 236 (9th Cir. 1988)

Law Review Citations

10 WLJ 12 (1973)


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