Montana Stalking Laws
|Stalking Defined as||Purposely and knowingly causes another distress or apprehension by repeatedly following or harassing, threatening, or intimidating|
|Punishment/Classification||Jail maximum 1 year and/or fine maximum $1,000. If victim under protection of a restraining order: jail maximum 5 years and/or fine maximum $10,000 and medical costs, counseling, and other costs incurred by the victim. Note: perpetrator may have to pay medical, counseling and other costs.|
|Penalty for Repeat Offense||Jail maximum 5 years and/or fine maximum $10,000|
|Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?||Restraining order issued upon presentation of credible evidence|
|Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?||Yes|
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