Nevada Revised Statutes 197.2 - Oppression under color of office
Nevada Revised Statutes > Title 15 > Chapter 197 > § 197.2 - Oppression under color of office
Current as of: 2009
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 personâ€™s will;
(b) Seizes or levies upon anotherâ€™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,
ÃŠ 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.
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