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Illinois Stalking Laws

Code Section
Ch. 720 §5/12-7.3

Defined As
Knowingly and without lawful justification follows or surveils another on at least 2 separate occasions and threatens or places in reasonable apprehension; Aggravated stalking is stalking in conjunction with causing bodily harm, confining or restraining victim or violating court order or injunction.

Aggravated stalking: Class 3 felony; Stalking: Class 4 felony

Repeat Offense
2nd or subsequent conviction: Class 3 felony

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Picketing or exercise of the right of free speech or assembly that is otherwise lawful

Inside Illinois Stalking Laws