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Colorado Stalking Laws

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Code Section 18-9-111
Stalking Defined asIf directly or indirectly through another person knowingly (1) makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with such threat, repeatedly follows person or person's immediate family or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship or (2) makes credible threat to another person and, in connection with such threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person or person's immediate family, that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that distress (18-9-111(b)) whether or not a conversation ensues or (3) repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance or makes any form of communication with another person or person's family
Punishment/ClassificationFirst offense is a Class 5 Felony. (18-9-111(5)(a)); if at time of first offense there is a temporary or permanent restraining order, injunction, or other court order: Class 4 Felony
Penalty for Repeat Offense If within 7 years of date of prior offense for which person was convicted: Class 4 Felony (18-9-111(5)(a.5))
Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?-
Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?No

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