Illinois Stalking Laws

Code Section
Ch. 720 ยง5/12-7.3

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.

Punishment/Classification
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?
None

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


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