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Maryland Stalking Laws

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Code Section Art. 27 §3-802.
Stalking Defined asMalicious course of conduct of approaching or pursuing with intent to place in reasonable fear of bodily injury or death
Punishment/ClassificationMisdemeanor: jail maximum 5 years and/or fine maximum $5,000
Penalty for Repeat Offense -
Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?-
Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?Yes. Does not apply to any peaceable activity intended to express political views or provide information to others.

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