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Legal Information: Oregon

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
July 16, 2019

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

If the respondent violates an extreme risk protection order, you can call the police and s/he may be charged with a crime.1 The judge may also be able to hold the respondent in civil contempt for violations of an Extreme Risk Protection Order.2

Violating a final extreme risk protection order by possessing a deadly weapon is a Class A misdemeanor. The punishment for a Class A misdemeanor is:

  • a $6,250 fine;
  • one year in jail; or
  • both.3

In addition to facing criminal penalties for committing a Class A misdemeanor, there are restrictions that become effective against the respondent after the conviction. The respondent cannot do any of the following with firearms for a five-year period:

  • have them in his/her custody or control;
  • own them;
  • purchase them;
  • possess them;
  • receive them; or
  • attempt to purchase or receive them.4

Note: The five-year period for the above-mentioned restrictions on the respondent starts on either:

  • the date when the extreme risk protection order expires or is terminated; or
  • the date that the conviction is entered.5

The restrictions will start on the latest of either of the above dates.5

1 See O.R.S. §§ 166.527(8)(d), 1.010; Oregon Extreme Risk Protection Order Instruction Packet
2Oregon Courts website
3 O.R.S. §§ 161.635(a), 161.615(a)
4 O.R.S. § 166.543(1), (2)
5 O.R.S. § 166.543(2)