Offenses Against the State and Public Justice

ORS 162.035
Bribery defenses


In any prosecution under ORS 162.015 (Bribe giving), 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.


It is no defense to a prosecution under ORS 162.015 (Bribe giving) and 162.025 (Bribe receiving) 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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