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The DC Code: § 22-3133 Stalking.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
It is unlawful for a person to purposefully engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific individual:
1
With the intent to cause that individual to:
A
Fear for his or her safety or the safety of another person;
B
Feel seriously alarmed, disturbed, or frightened; or
C
Suffer emotional distress;
2
That the person knows would cause that individual reasonably to:
A
Fear for his or her safety or the safety of another person;
B
Feel seriously alarmed, disturbed, or frightened; or
C
Suffer emotional distress; or
3
That the person should have known would cause a reasonable person in the individual's circumstances to:
A
Fear for his or her safety or the safety of another person;
B
Feel seriously alarmed, disturbed, or frightened; or
C
Suffer emotional distress.
b
This section does not apply to constitutionally protected activity.
c
Where a single act is of a continuing nature, each 24-hour period constitutes a separate occasion.
d
The conduct on each of the occasions need not be the same as it is on the others.

Historical and Statutory

Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 503 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-181, August 6, 2009, 56 DCR 6903). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 503 of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-227, October 21, 2009, 56 DCR 8668). Legislative History of Laws For Law 18-88, see notes following § 22-3131. DC CODE § 22-3133 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 503, 56 DCR 7413.)