ORS 162.285¹
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]

Notes of Decisions

Inducing witness to elude service of legal summons is not witness tampering. State v. Wagner, 67 Or App 75, 676 P2d 937 (1984)

Witness tampering does not occur unless witness has been lawfully summoned at time induce­ment or at­tempted induce­ment is made. State v. Martin, 95 Or App 170, 769 P2d 203 (1989)

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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/­162.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 162, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­162ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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. Currency Information