Iowa Stalking Laws
|Stalking Defined as||Purposefully engages in course of conduct that would cause reasonable person to fear bodily injury or death to himself or immediate family; perpetrator knows or should have known that person would be fearful and course of conduct actually induces fear.|
|Punishment/Classification||Aggravated misdemeanor for first offense; Class D felony if stalking in violation of protective order or with dangerous weapon or stalks a person under 18 years|
|Penalty for Repeat Offense||Class D felony for 2nd offense. Class C felony for 3rd or subsequent offense|
|Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?||Upon filing and a finding of probable cause or after filing of indictment, court shall issue an arrest warrant|
|Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?||-|
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