The Crime of Stalking in Oregon
Portland, Oregon Defense Attorney for those accused of stalking
Is stalking a crime in the state of Oregon? Yes. Under ORS 163.732
(1) A person commits the crime of stalking if:
(a) The person knowingly alarms or coerces another person or a member of that person’s immediate family or household by engaging in repeated and unwanted contact with the other person;
(b) It is objectively reasonable for a person in the victim’s situation to have been alarmed or coerced by the contact; and
(c) The repeated and unwanted contact causes the victim reasonable apprehension regarding the personal safety of the victim or a member of the victim’s immediate family or household.
What level of crime is stalking? Stalking is a Clas A misdemeanor or a class C felony
if a person has a prior conviction for stalking or violating a court’s stalking protective order.
What are the maximum penalties for stalking? If you are convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, the maximum penalty is 1 year imprisonment and a $6,250.00 fine. If you are convicted of a Class C felony, the maximum penalty is 5 years in imprisonment and a fine of $125,000.00
Sometimes a relationship goes sour and a person is accused of stalking behavior. It is important to obtain legal counsel to protect your rights and to realistically evaluate your case.