A public servant is guilty of official misconduct
when, with purpose to obtain a benefit for himself
or another or to injure or to deprive another of a
a. He commits an act
relating to his office but constituting an
unauthorized exercise of his official functions,
knowing that such act is unauthorized or he is
committing such act in an unauthorized manner; or
b. 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 crime of the second degree.
If the benefit obtained or sought to be obtained, or
of which another is deprived or sought to be
deprived, is of a value of $200.00 or less, the
offense of official misconduct is a crime of the
L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:30-2, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.
Amended by L.1979, c. 178, s. 61, eff. Sept. 1,