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Stalking

Related Offenses


Stalking

§ 5.01.070 Stalking. 
(a)   A person is guilty of the crime of stalking if the person knowingly engages in a series of acts over time, however short, that are directed toward another person such as surveillance, harassment, threats, or intimidating behavior that causes the person substantial emotional distress or reasonable fear for that person's safety or the safety of that person's immediate family.

(b)   A person commits the crime of aggravated stalking if:

(1)  the stalker has committed the offense within five years of a prior conviction for stalking in any jurisdiction;

(2)  a court order from any jurisdiction is in place protecting that person from the stalker;

(3)  the stalker makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death, sexual assault, abduction, or serious bodily injury to that person or that person's immediate family member;

(4)  the stalker has violated the federal Violence Against Women Act; or

(5)  the stalker's victim is or was a law enforcement officer, court official, juror, attorney, victim advocate, council member, or probation officer, and the stalker stalked the victim to retaliate against the victim for an act the victim performed during the course of official duties or to influence the victim's performance of official duties;

(c)   It is a defense to an offense under this section if the accused person had a lawful purpose for the acts.

(d)   A person who commits the crime of stalking, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than 30 days and not to exceed 180 days, and a fine not to exceed $2,500. A person who commits the crime of aggravated stalking, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than 90 days and not to exceed 365 days, and a fine not to exceed $5,000.


Related Offenses

§  5.02.070 Malicious Mischief.
(a)   A person is guilty of malicious mischief if the person knowingly:

(1)  causes physical damage to the property of another;

(2)  causes a substantial risk of interruption or impairment of public services;

(3)  causes a substantial risk of impairment of the safety, efficiency, or operation of a motor vehicle;

(4)  marks on any public structure or any real or personal property owned by another person without express permission from an authorized person; or

(5)  harasses or injures a domestic animal.

(6)  Upon conviction for malicious mischief, the person shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 365 days, and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

§ 5.02.080.Trespass.

(a)   A person who knowingly enters or remains on any premises or cultivated or enclosed lands of another person without permission of the owner or the lawful occupant, unless otherwise authorized by law, or who allows livestock to occupy or graze on such cultivated lands, is guilty of trespass and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days and a fine not to exceed $500.

(b)   Residential Trespass. A person who trespasses in a residential structure is guilty of residential trespass and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than 30 days and not to exceed 180 days, and a fine not to exceed $2,500.