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What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Oregon?
This section defines domestic abuse for the purposes of getting a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order, commonly referred to as a "FAPA" order.
Domestic abuse is when a family or household member:
- attempts to hurt you physically;
- actually hurts you physically (intentionally, recklessly or knowingly);
- intimidates or makes you afraid of serious physical injury (intentionally, recklessly or knowingly); or
- makes you have sex against your will by force or threat of force.1
1 O.R.S. § 107.705(1)
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