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Legal Information: Oregon
What is stalking?
Under Oregon law, stalking is when a person makes repeated and unwanted contact with you that:
- alarms: causes you or a member of your immediate family or household fear or anxiety due to the perception of danger; or
- coerces: restrains, compels, or dominates you or a member of your immediate family or household due to force or threats.1
In addition, for the actions/contact to be considered stalking:
- it must be “reasonable” for someone in your situation to be alarmed or coerced in the manner explained above; and
- the repeated, unwanted contact must “reasonably” cause you to fear for your personal safety or that of a member of your immediate family or household.2
1 O.R.S. §§ 163.732(1)(a); 163.730(1), (2)
2 O.R.S. § 163.732(1)(b), (1)(c)
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