Georgia Stalking Laws
|Code Section||16-5-90, et seq.|
|Stalking Defined as||Following, surveillance, or contact with another to harass and intimidate. Aggravated stalking: stalking in violation of court order, bond, injunction or probation|
|Punishment/Classification||Misdemeanor. Aggravated stalking: felony; imprisonment minimum 1 year and maximum 10 years and fine maximum $10,000|
|Penalty for Repeat Offense||For 2nd and subsequent convictions: felony; imprisonment minimum 1 year and maximum 10 years|
|Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?||Yes. Restraining order issued upon filing of petition setting forth probable cause.|
|Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?||Yes.|
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