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 another or detains him against his will;
(b) Seizes or levies upon anotherís property;
(c) Dispossesses another of any lands or tenements; or
(d) Does any act whereby another person is injured in his person, property or rights,
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.
Last modified: February 25, 2006