Iowa Stalking Laws

Code Section
708.11

Defined As
Purposefully engages in course of conduct that would cause reasonable person to fear bodily injury or death to himself or immediate family; perpetrator knows or should have known that person would be fearful and course of conduct actually induces fear.

Punishment/Classification
Aggravated misdemeanor for first offense; Class D felony if stalking in violation of protective order or with dangerous weapon or stalks a person under 18 years

Repeat Offense
Class D felony for 2nd offense. Class C felony for 3rd or subsequent offense

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
Upon filing and a finding of probable cause or after filing of indictment, court shall issue an arrest warrant

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
None


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