WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important: Some courts are hearing cases virtually due to COVID. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.

Legal Information: Oregon

Restraining Orders

View all
July 9, 2021

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)