Oregon Stalking & Restraining Order Attorney
Stalking and Restraining Orders
Stalking and restraining orders are civil orders that a Judge may issue restricting another person from having contact with an individual and specific places where that individual might be present. An individual who has been threatened by another person may qualify to request a protective order. These proceedings begin when the individual requesting protection serves court papers on the other person. Once that person is served, he or she has a limited amount of time to request a hearing in front of the court or the protective order will automatically be kept in place.
While these orders are NOT criminal convictions, there will likely be significant collateral consequences including restrictions on owning firearms, denial of employment in certain fields, and difficulty finding housing.