Michigan Stalking Laws

Code Section
750.411h (stalking); 750.411i (aggravated stalking); 600.2954. (civil damages)

Defined As
Willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment that would cause reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested and that actually causes victim to feel such. Aggravated stalking: stalking and violation of restraining order or injunction, violation of probation, pretrial release or bond release, or threats against victim, victim’s family or an individual living with victim; or previous stalking conviction

Punishment/Classification
Misdemeanor: punishable by imprisonment no more than 1 year and/or maximum fine of $1,000; if victim is under 18 and perpetrator is 5 years older than victim, a felony punishable by imprisonment no more than 5 years and/or fine no more than $10,000; perpetrator/stalker may also be placed on probation no more than 5 years. Aggravated stalking: felony punishable by imprisonment no more than 5 years and/or fine no more than $10,000; if victim is under 18 and stalker is 5 years older than victim, by imprisonment maximum 10 years and/or fine maximum $15,000; probation no more than 5 years may be imposed. Note: Victim may maintain civil action for damages incurred due to stalkers conduct; may also seek exemplary damages, costs, and reasonable attorney fees.

Repeat Offense
Aggravated stalking: felony

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
None

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Yes


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