Stalking State Laws

The North Dakota Century Code defines “stalking” as, “to engage in an intentional course of conduct directed at a specific person which frightens, intimidates, or harasses that person, and that serve no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct may be directed toward that person or a member of that person’s immediate family and must cause a reasonable person to experience fear, intimidation, or harassment.”

In court, it is not a defense that the actor (perpetrator) was not given any actual notice that the victim did not want them to contact or follow the person, nor is intent taken into account as defense. If however, the perpetrator was given notice that the victim does not want to be contacted or followed, that serves as evidence of intent to stalk.

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For more information about stalking, click here.

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