2015 ORS 162.085¹
Unsworn falsification

(1) A person commits the crime of unsworn falsification if the person knowingly makes any false written statement to a public servant in connection with an application for any benefit.

(2) Unsworn falsification is a Class B misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §185]

Notes of Decisions

It is not grant of unequal privileges or immunities under Article I, sec­tion 20 of the Oregon Constitu­tion that prosecutor may choose between charging false state­ments under elec­tion laws (ORS 260.715 (Prohibited conduct)) and unsworn falsifica­tion under this sec­tion. State v. Huntley, 82 Or App 350, 728 P2d 868 (1986), Sup Ct review denied

Even though not convicted, finding that accused committed crimes of forgery, unsworn falsifica­tion and bigamy was sufficient to disbar attorney. In re Kirkman, 313 Or 181, 830 P2d 206 (1992)

State­ment filed as re­quired to avoid detri­ment is not necessarily state­ment made in connec­tion with applica­tion for benefit. American Federa­tion of Teachers v. Oregon Taxpayers United, 208 Or App 350, 145 P3d 1111 (2006), on reconsidera­tion209 Or App 518, 149 P3d 159 (2006), affd 345 Or 1, 189 P3d 9 (2008)

Applica­tion for benefit includes submission to continue or renew existing benefit. American Federa­tion of Teachers v. Oregon Taxpayers United, 208 Or App 350, 145 P3d 1111 (2006), on reconsidera­tion 209 Or App 518, 149 P3d 159 (2006), affd 345 Or 1, 189 P3d 9 (2008)

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Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 162—Offenses Against the State and Public Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 162, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano162.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.