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Pennsylvania Stalking Laws

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Code Section 18 §2709.1
Stalking Defined asCourse of conduct or repeated acts without authorization with intent to place in reasonable fear or cause substantial emotional distress
Punishment/ClassificationMisdemeanor of the 1st degree. If previously convicted of crime of violence against victim, family or household member: felony of the 3rd degree
Penalty for Repeat Offense Felony of the 3rd degree
Arrest or Restraining Order Specifically Authorized by Statute?-
Constitutionally Protected Activities Exempted?Yes, labor disputes or any constitutionally protected activity

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