Montana Stalking Laws

Code Section
45-5-220

Defined As
Purposely and knowingly causes another distress or apprehension by repeatedly following or harassing, threatening, or intimidating

Punishment/Classification
Jail maximum 1 year and/or fine maximum $1,000. If victim under protection of a restraining order: jail maximum 5 years and/or fine maximum $10,000 and medical costs, counseling, and other costs incurred by the victim. Note: perpetrator may have to pay medical, counseling and other costs.

Repeat Offense
Jail maximum 5 years and/or fine maximum $10,000

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
Restraining order issued upon presentation of credible evidence

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Yes


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