Minnesota Stalking Laws

Code Section
609.749

Defined As
Harassment: engage in intentional conduct which the actor knows/has reason to know victim would feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated and causes such reaction(s)

Punishment/Classification
Gross misdemeanor. Felony: stalking based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin; or stalking by falsely impersonating another or with a dangerous weapon; or stalks a victim under 18 and actor is more than 36 months older than victim. Note: if person stalked and used a firearm, court may order that person not possess any firearm between 3 years and life.

Repeat Offense
Felony: if repeat or has certain prior convictions within 10 years of discharge

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
None

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Yes, includes speech, handbilling, and picketing


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