Stalking

Depending on the circumstances, the crime of stalking can either be a gross misdemeanor or a class B felony.  The maximum punishment for stalking is respectively 364 days in jail or 10 years in prison.  RCW 9a.46.110 lists the elements of stalking:

(1) A person commits the crime of stalking if, without lawful authority and under circumstances not amounting to a felony attempt of another crime:

(a) He or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses or repeatedly follows another person; and

(b) The person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances; and

(c) The stalker either:

(i) Intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person; or

(ii) Knows or reasonably should know that the person is afraid, intimidated, or harassed even if the stalker did not intend to place the person in fear or intimidate or harass the person.

There are several statutory defenses for stalking charges, which a knowledgeable lawyer can discuss with you.  

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