Illinois Stalking Laws
|Code Section||Ch. 720 §5/12-7.3|
|Stalking Defined as||Knowingly and without lawful justification follows or surveils another on at least 2 separate occasions and threatens or places in reasonable apprehension; Aggravated stalking is stalking in conjunction with causing bodily harm, confining or restraining victim or violating court order or injunction.|
|Punishment/Classification||Aggravated stalking: Class 3 felony; Stalking: Class 4 felony|
|Penalty for Repeat Offense||2nd or subsequent conviction: Class 3 felony|
|Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?||-|
|Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?||Picketing or exercise of the right of free speech or assembly that is otherwise lawful|
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