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Laws current as of December 5, 2023

What should I do if the stalker violates the stalking protection order?

If you believe that the abuser has violated the stalking protection order, you can immediately call 911. It is a crime to violate a stalking order.1 If the police have probable cause to believe that the stalker violated the order or committed another crime, the police can arrest the stalker.

1 O.R.S. § 163.750(2)(a)

What is the punishment for violating a stalking protection order?

Violating a stalking protection order is a Class A misdemeanor. It is a Class C felony if the stalker violates the stalking protection order and has previously been convicted for:

  • stalking; or
  • violating a stalking protection order.1

The possible punishment for a Class A misdemeanor is:

  • a $6,250 fine;
  • 1 year in jail; or
  • both.2

The possible punishment for a Class C felony is:

  • $125,000 fine;
  • 5 years in jail; or
  • both.3

1 O.R.S. § 163.750(1), (2)
2 O.R.S. §§ 161.615(a), 161.635(a)
3 O.R.S. §§ 161.605(3), 161.625(1)(d)

If I get a protection order, will it show up in an internet search?

According to federal law, which applies to all states, territories, and tribal lands, the courts are not supposed to make available publicly on the internet any information that would be likely to reveal your identity or location. This applies to all of these documents:

  • the petition you file;
  • the protection order, restraining order, or injunction that was issued by the court; or
  • the registration of an order in a different state.1

1 18 USC § 2265(d)(3)