Even if you do not qualify for a restraining order to prevent abuse or a stalking protection order or a restraining order for the elderly and disabled, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a restraining order to prevent abuse or a stalking protection order or a restraining order for the elderly and disabled, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Oregon that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- Assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degrees)
- Bias Crime (1st and 2nd degrees)
- Endangering a person protected by a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order
- Custodial interference (1st and 2nd degrees)
- Rape (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees)
- Sodomy (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees)
- Unlawful sexual penetration (1st and 2nd degrees)
- Sexual abuse (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees)
- Sexual Misconduct
- Unlawful dissemination of an intimate image
- Abandonment of a child
- Buying or selling a child
- Child neglect (1st and 2nd degrees)
- Criminal nonsupport
- Endangering the welfare of a minor
- Invasion of personal privacy (1st and 2nd degrees)
- Unlawful use of a global positioning system device
- Identity theft
- Aggravated identity theft
- Telephonic harassment.
The Oregon Department of Justice runs a Crime Victims’ Services Division, which provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call them at (503) 378-5348.
For information on victims’ compensation in Oregon, visit the Oregon Department of Justice’s Compensation for Victims of Crime website, or contact them by telephone at (503) 378-5348.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.