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SECTION 195.00
Official misconduct
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE L, ARTICLE 195
§ 195.00 Official misconduct.

A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with intent to
obtain a benefit or deprive another person of a benefit:

1. He commits an act relating to his office but constituting an
unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act
is unauthorized; or

2. He knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon
him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office.

Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.