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Washington Stalking Laws

Code Section

Defined As
Intentionally and repeatedly harasses or follows and causes reasonable fear and s/he intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass or knows or reasonably knows acts cause fear or harassment and without lawful authority and doesn’t amount to a felony attempt of another crime

Gross misdemeanor. If previously convicted of harassing same victim or violating protective order of victim; or armed with deadly weapon; or victim was a public officer stalked in retaliation; or victim is/was a witness stalked in retaliation: Class C felony

Repeat Offense
Class C felony

Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?

Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?

Inside Washington Stalking Laws