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Iowa Stalking Laws

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Code Section 708.11
Stalking Defined asPurposefully 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/ClassificationAggravated 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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