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Yankton Sioux Tribe - Criminal Code


§ 3-21-1. Stalking.
Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person or who makes a credible threat to another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

§ 3-21-2. Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter:

1. "Harass" means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person, and which serves no legitimate purpose.

2. "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose.

3. "Credible threat" means a threat made with the intent and apparent ability to carry out the threat. The threat need not be verbal.

§ 3-21-3. Order of Protection.
Upon the filing of a complaint under this Chapter, the victim shall immediately be issued an Order of Protection from the actor named in the complaint.