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OREGON TAMPERING CHARGES
ORS 162.285 Tampering with a witness. (1) A person commits the crime of tampering with a witness if:
(a) The person knowingly induces or attempts to induce a witness or a person the person believes may be called as a witness in any official proceeding to offer false testimony or unlawfully withhold any testimony; or
(b) The person knowingly induces or attempts to induce a witness to be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.
(2) Tampering with a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §203; 1979 c.231 §1]
ORS 162.295 Tampering with physical evidence. (1) A person commits the crime of tampering with physical evidence if, with intent that it be used, introduced, rejected or unavailable in an official proceeding which is then pending or to the knowledge of such person is about to be instituted, the person:
(a) Destroys, mutilates, alters, conceals or removes physical evidence impairing its verity or availability; or
(b) Knowingly makes, produces or offers any false physical evidence; or
(c) Prevents the production of physical evidence by an act of force, intimidation or deception against any person.
(2) Tampering with physical evidence is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §204]
ORS 162.305 Tampering with public records. (1) A person commits the crime of tampering with public records if, without lawful authority, the person knowingly destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes, makes a false entry in or falsely alters any public record, including records relating to the Oregon State Lottery.
(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, tampering with public records is a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) Tampering with records relating to the Oregon State Lottery is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §205; 1991 c.962 §16]
ORS 167.212 Tampering with drug records. (1) A person commits the crime of tampering with drug records if the person knowingly:
(a) Alters, defaces or removes a controlled substance label affixed by a manufacturer, wholesaler or apothecary, except that it shall not be unlawful for an apothecary to remove or deface such a label for the purpose of filling prescriptions;
(b) Affixes a false or forged label to a package or receptacle containing controlled substances;
(c) Makes or utters a false or forged prescription or false or forged official written order for controlled substances; or
(d) Makes a false statement in any controlled substance prescription, order, report or record required by ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980.
(2) Tampering with drug records is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §275; 1977 c.745 §34; 1995 c.440 §15]
David N Lesh
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TIP: Tampering charges are generally expungeable offenses if you otherwise qualify.
David Lesh Mini Biography
Oregon attorney since 1990;
Former prosecutor (5 years);
Former lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau (3+ years);
Sought after criminal defense attorney (11+ years).