Being convicted on a domestic assault charge in Oregon is a serious situation that can have substantial legal and personal consequences. If a person is facing a domestic violence protection order they should know what conditions may be part of the order.
- Ouster. The court may require the defendant to move from his residence he shares with the alleged victim. This can happen regardless of if the couple is married or not.
- Custody and parenting time. The court will give custody to the victim and the abuser may receive reasonable parenting time that is supervised. This is only for a temporary amount of time.
- Stay away. The abuser will be ordered to stay away from the residence, place of employment, children’s school or daycare and any other premise if necessary.
- No contact. The abuser may be ordered to have no contact with the victim including in person, telephone or by mail with few exceptions.
- Emergency monetary relief. The court may order the abuser to pay for rent, airplane tickets, locksmith, or vehicles related to the safety of the victim and their children.
Typically, a protection order lasts for a year and a renewal may be granted. A person who is facing a protection order should understand that a domestic abuse conviction can stay on their record forever, keeping their children away from them, limiting where they can live and where they can work.
An attorney who specializes in criminal defense can help their client fight these serious charges. They can come up with a creative legal solution that helps protect their client’s legal rights and good reputation.