South Dakota Stalking Laws

Code Section
22-19A-1, et seq.

Defined As
Willful, malicious and repeated following or harassing or making credible threats with intent of placing in reasonable fear

Punishment/Classification
Class 1 misdemeanor. If violates protective order or injunction, Class 6 felony. If victim is 12 years or younger, Class 6 felony

Repeat Offense
If within 7 years and against same victim and involving acts of violence or credible threat: Class 5 felony

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?
Restraining order issued upon filing petition

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?
Yes


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