Legal definition of intimidating

15 Aug

The offense is committed in retaliation for a victim's either reporting criminal activity or being involved in an organization, other than a law enforcement agency, that is established for the purpose of reporting or preventing criminal activity.

Tampers or interferes with property, having no right to do so nor reasonable ground to believe that the person has such right, with the intent to cause substantial inconvenience to another because of the person’s perception of the other’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin; Intentionally, because of the person’s perception of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin of another or of a member of the other’s family, subjects the other person to alarm by threatening: It is constitu­tionally permissible to punish otherwise crim­i­nal con­duct more severely when it is motivated by racial, ethnic or religious hatred than when it is motivated by individual animosity. Beebe, 67 Or App 738, 680 P2d 11 (1984), Sup Ct review denied Where defendant and an­oth­er were charged and jointly tried for intimida­tion in first de­gree and other per­son was acquitted, defendant could be convicted and sen­tenced only for intimida­tion in sec­ond de­gree. Martin, 109 Or App 483, 8 (1991) 18 WLR 197 (1982); 28 WLR 455 (1992); 71 OLR 689 (1992); 72 OLR 157 (1993) Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 166—Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering, https://­ (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 166, https://­ (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. Oregon assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections.

Anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions and Community Protection Notices are available to protect people from behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress.

An order on conviction may be appropriate where someone has been convicted in court for an offence related to their intimidation or harassment of another person.

It is also important that, where appropriate, victims are able to access relevant support organisations.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.

In some cases, the victim and the perpetrator live close to each other, often as neighbours.

The intensity and frequency of incidents, combined with the proximity of victim and perpetrator, not only makes harassment and intimidation extremely distressing, it also makes it difficult for recipients of this kind of abuse from taking a stand and speaking out against the behaviour.

Cases involving stalking and harassment can be difficult to prosecute, and because of their nature are likely to require sensitive handling, especially with regard to victim care.

The provision of accurate and up-to-date information to the victim throughout the life of the case, together with quality support and careful consideration of any special measures requirements are essential factors for the CPS to consider.