How Long Does a Stalking Order Last in Oregon?
A stalking order in Oregon will last for one year because it is under a
restraining order. The abuser can request a hearing within 30 days after
they were served with the restraining order. After 30 days, the abuser
can only request a hearing dealing to request a less restrictive term.
Domestic Violence Charges in Oregon
In Oregon, domestic violence can be charged as a
felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. If convicted a person
could face jail, or prison, time as well as hefty fines. At Cornerstone
Law Group, we can defend clients against accusations of domestic violence,
Why Would a Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed?
The prosecutor will dismiss cases not the victim. Since the victim does
not press the charges, they do not get to drop the charges. Prosecutors
will drop cases if they feel as if they do not have enough evidence to
prove that they can prove that domestic violence was committed. The prosecutor
can still continue the charge even if the victim wants the charges dropped.
The prosecutor will drop the charges if evidence such as video, eyewitness
testimony, social media, etc. All of the evidence will create a total
picture and if the prosecutor believes that it will not persuade a jury,
they will drop the charges.
How Long do Domestic Violence Cases Last?
Domestic violence cases can last up to two years if you are participating
in the family violence education program. The court is going to look unfavorably
upon defendants who keep picking up arrests and you are not going to get
a positive resolution of your case in this manner. The best thing you
can do during the case, is to stay out of trouble and to keep a low profile.
Getting the so called “partial” order of protection instead
of a full no contact order allows you to have contact with the victim
and continue your relationship with the victim, but this order creates
grey areas that can open you up for more allegations. This is different
from a no contact order because a "no contact" order clearly
states that you can not make contact with the victim, while a "partial"
order states that you can not assault, threaten, harass, or interfere
with the victim, and this leaves ambiguity in the words “harass”
and “interfere". In some situations victims of domestic violence
have been known to use these “partial” orders of protection
as swords and turn a minor disagreement into a situation where the accused
winds up being arrested for a felony charge of violation of an order of
protection based upon exaggerated and false allegations.
Don't Face the Legal System Alone
When you are dealing with charges of this nature, it is vital that you
do not try to defend yourself. Your relationship with your family and
your children is potentially on the line and you cannot afford to go without
proper representation. Should you choose to hire our firm to represent
you, you can rely on us to aggressively defend you from these charges.
Tenacious Domestic Violence Lawyers in Washington County
Our goal is to help you get past the criminal charges you are facing so
you can move on without lasting consequences. We are not afraid to work
hard to build a strong defense strategy and fight for you in court.
With 35 years of combined experience, we have helped many of our clients
achieve positive outcomes for their cases. Domestic violence charges can
carry heavy penalties and we are here to help you protect your future
If you or someone you love are in legal trouble, do not hesitate to call
a Hillsboro domestic violence lawyer at (503) 461-5005 to
schedule a consultation.