Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How long does a stalking protective order last in Oregon?
In Oregon, a stalking protective order may be granted for an indefinite period. The duration of the order depends on the circumstances and the court's decision. It can be modified or terminated by the court upon request by either party, given a significant change in the situation.
How do I obtain an Oregon stalking protective order?
To obtain a stalking protective order, you need to file a petition at your local circuit court, describing the stalking incidents and providing evidence of the behavior. After reviewing your petition, a judge may grant a temporary order, followed by a hearing to decide whether to issue a permanent order.
How long does it take to get an Oregon Stalking Order?
The length of time it takes to get an Oregon Stalking Order varies based on individual circumstances and court schedules; however, temporary orders can often be granted within 24-48 hours after filing your petition with proper evidence supporting your claim.
What is an Oregon stalking protective order?
An Oregon stalking protective order is a legal document issued by a court to protect a person from being harassed, intimidated, or followed by another individual. It aims to prevent further stalking behavior by the respondent (the accused stalker) and to ensure the petitioner's (the victim's) safety.
Can a stalking protective order be modified or terminated?
Yes, a stalking protective order can be modified or terminated by the court upon request by either party. However, the requesting party must demonstrate a significant change in the circumstances that justifies the modification or termination of the order. Oregon law makes such a request tricky, so any request by a Respondent (the person with the stalking order against them) should be fully discussed with an experienced Oregon stalking order lawyer.
Can I modify or terminate my existing Oregon Stalking Order?
Yes, either party involved in the stalking order may request modification or termination by submitting appropriate paperwork with supporting reasons explaining why modification or termination is necessary. The court will review the request and may schedule a hearing to determine if a change is warranted.
How long does an Oregon restraining order last?
Temporary restraining orders typically last until your court hearing date, which is usually within 14 days. If granted by a judge after this hearing, a final restraining order can last up to one year but can be renewed if needed. In some cases involving extreme risk protection orders or stalking protective orders, they may be indefinite.
What is an Oregon Stalking Order?
An Oregon Stalking Order is a court order that provides protection for individuals who are being stalked, harassed, or threatened by another person. It prohibits the stalker from contacting or coming near the victim and can result in criminal penalties if violated.
How do I obtain an Oregon Stalking Order?
To obtain an Oregon Stalking Order, you must file a petition with the circuit court in your county. You will need to provide evidence of stalking behavior, such as police reports, witness statements, or documentation of threats. A judge will review your case and may issue a temporary order before scheduling a hearing to determine if a permanent order is necessary.
What happens if someone violates an Oregon Stalking Order?
If someone violates an Oregon Stalking Order, they may face criminal charges such as contempt of court and could be arrested for violating the order's terms. Penalties can include fines and jail time depending on the severity of their actions.

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