This page lists the most applicable state crimes addressing stalking. However, depending on the facts of the case, a stalker might also be charged with other crimes, such as trespassing, intimidation of a witness, breaking and entering, etc. Check your state code or consult with your local prosecutor about other charges that might apply in a particular case.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-181c. Stalking in the first degree: Class D felony. (2012)
(a) A person is guilty of stalking in the first degree when such person commits stalking in the second degree as provided in section 53a-181d, as amended by this act, and (1) such person has previously been convicted of a violation of section 53a-181d, as amended by this act, or (2) such conduct violates a court order in effect at the time of the offense, or (3) the other person is under sixteen years of age.
(b) Stalking in the first degree is a class D felony.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-181d. Stalking in the second degree: Class A misdemeanor. (2012)
(a) For the purposes of this section, "course of conduct" means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which a person directly, indirectly or through a third party, by any action, method, device or means,
(1) follows, lies in wait for, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, harasses, communicates with or sends unwanted gifts to, a person, or
(2) interferes with a person's property.
(b) A person is guilty of stalking in the second degree when:
(1) Such person knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for such person's physical safety or the physical safety of a third person; or
(2) Such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear that such person's employment, business or career is threatened, where (A) such conduct consists of the actor telephoning to, appearing at or initiating communication or contact at such other person's place of employment or business, provided the actor was previously and clearly informed to cease such conduct, and (B) such conduct does not consist of constitutionally protected activity.
(c) Stalking in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-181e. Stalking in the third degree: Class B misdemeanor. (1995)
(a) A person is guilty of stalking in the third degree when he recklessly causes another person to reasonably fear for his physical safety by willfully and repeatedly following or lying in wait for such other person.
(b) Stalking in the third degree is a class B misdemeanor.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
HB 6971 – Creates a new statute for electronic stalking and prohibits the use of a global positioning device or similar electronic monitoring system to remotely determine or track the position or movement of another person.
(a) A person is guilty of electronic stalking when such person recklessly causes another person to reasonably fear for his or her physical safety by wilfully and repeatedly using a global positioning system or similar electronic monitoring system to remotely determine or track the position or movement of such other person.
(b) Electronic stalking is a class B misdemeanor.
Effective October 1, 2015.
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