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Montana Stalking Laws

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Code Section 45-5-220
Stalking Defined asPurposely and knowingly causes another distress or apprehension by repeatedly following or harassing, threatening, or intimidating
Punishment/ClassificationJail 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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