Offenses Against Persons

ORS 163.744
Initiation of action seeking citation

  • complaint form


(1)

A person may initiate an action seeking a citation under ORS 163.735 (Citation) by presenting a complaint to a law enforcement officer or to any law enforcement agency. The complaint shall be a statement setting forth with particularity the conduct that is the basis for the complaint. The petitioner must affirm the truth of the facts in the complaint.

(2)

The Department of State Police shall develop and distribute the form of the complaint. The form shall include the standards for reviewing the complaint and for action. The form shall be uniform throughout the state and shall include substantially the following material:

Name of petitioner (person presenting complaint): _____________________
Name of person being stalked if other than the petitioner: __________________
___________________________
Name of respondent (alleged stalker):
___________________________
Description of respondent:
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
Length of period of conduct:
___________________________
___________________________
Description of relationship (if any) between petitioner or person being stalked, if other than the petitioner, and respondent:
___________________________
___________________________
Description of contact:
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
___________________________
Subscribed to and affirmed by:
___________________________
(printed name of petitioner) ___________________________
Dated: ____________

(3)

A parent may present a complaint to protect a minor child. A guardian may present a complaint to protect a dependent person.

(4)

By signing the complaint, a person is making a sworn statement for purposes of ORS 162.055 (Definitions for ORS 162.055 to 162.425) to 162.425 (Misuse of confidential information). [1993 c.626 §6; 1995 c.353 §5]
Note: See note under 163.730 (Definitions for ORS 30.866 and 163.730 to 163.750).

Notes of Decisions

Rules of civil procedure requiring complaint to contain additional or different information or allegations are inapplicable to stalking complaint. Lomax v. Carr, 194 Or App 518, 95 P3d 1163 (2004)

§§ 163.730 to 163.750

Notes of Decisions

Requirement in force prior to 1995 amendments that conduct be "without legitimate purpose" was unconstitutionally vague. State v. Norris-Romine/Finley, 134 Or App 204, 894 P2d 1221 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 163

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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