Offenses Against the State and Public Justice

ORS 162.265
Bribing a witness


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:


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


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


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


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


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