Nevada Revised Statutes Section 197.200 - Crimes and Punishments

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,

  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.

Last modified: February 25, 2006