544 P.3d 383 (2024)

330 Or. App. 566

STATE of Oregon, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. George William BRYANT, Defendant-Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Oregon.

February 7, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Evans , Deputy Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant. Also on the briefs was Ernest G. Lannet , Chief Defender, Criminal Appellate Section, Office of Public Defense Services.

Erica L. Herb , Assistant Attorney General, argued the cause for respondent. Also on the brief were Ellen F. Rosenblum , Attorney General, and Benjamin Gutman , Solicitor General.

Before Ortega, Presiding Judge, and Powers, Judge, and Hellman, Judge.

In this criminal proceeding, defendant challenges his conviction for one count of hindering prosecution, ORS 162.325, arising out of his actions when law enforcement arrested his friend on an outstanding warrant. We must decide what "force" means for purposes of the hindering prosecution statute when defendant prevented or obstructed...

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