2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 15 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Chapter 197 Crimes By and Against the Executive Power of This State
NRS 197.200 Oppression under color of office.

NRS 197.200 Oppression under color of office.

1. An officer, or a person pretending to be an officer, who unlawfully and maliciously, under pretense or color of official authority:

(a) Arrests or detains a person against the person's will;

(b) Seizes or levies upon another's property;

(c) Dispossesses another of any lands or tenements; or

(d) Does any act whereby the person, property or rights of another person are injured,

commits oppression.

2. An officer or person committing oppression shall be punished:

(a) Where physical force or the immediate threat of physical force is used, for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130.

(b) Where no physical force or immediate threat of physical force is used, for a gross misdemeanor.

[1911 C&P 541; RL 6806; NCL 10487]-(NRS A 1967, 462; 1995, 1172)



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