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New Jersey Stalking Laws

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Code Section 2C:12-10
Stalking Defined asPurposeful conduct directed at specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury or death to himself or family member and knowingly, recklessly, or negligently places person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or death to himself or family member.
Punishment/ClassificationCrime of the 4th degree. If court order prohibiting the behavior: crime in the 3rd degree. Crime in 3rd degree if actor is serving term of imprisonment or while on parole or probation.
Penalty for Repeat Offense If 2nd or subsequent against same victim: crime in the 3rd degree
Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?Stalking conviction acts as application for permanent restraining order
Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?Organized group picketing

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