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
The possible punishment for a Class C felony is:
- $125,000 fine;
- 5 years in jail; or
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)