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Legal Information: Oregon

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 6, 2020

What is the legal definition of “abuse” for purposes of getting this order?

For the purpose of this section, Oregon state law defines “abuse” as:

  • physical injury or pain;
  • neglect that leads to physical harm;
  • abandonment;
  • name-calling, harassment, threats, and inappropriate sexual comments that threaten the emotional or physical wellbeing of the victim;
  • taking or threatening to take property or money rightfully belonging to the victim;
  • sexual contact with an elderly or disabled person who is unable able to consent; or
  • causing any sweepstakes promotions to be mailed an elderly or disabled person when that person spent over $500 on sweepstakes promotions the year before, and court assistance is needed to prevent the person from spending more money.1

1 O.R.S. § 124.005(1)