The crime of Stalking is to follow, threaten or harass another person so that they fear for they or their families’ safety. Although a serious offense, complaints are often filed with malicious or revengeful intent. Examples of Stalking are following a co-worker home every night and making threatening remarks at the office or sending frequent and offensive emails or texts to another person. Also see related crimes: Cyberstalking | Penal Code § 646.9 and Conspiracy | Penal Code § 182
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly followed or harassed Victim.
2. Defendant made a credible threat to Victim.
3. Defendant intended to place Victim in reasonable fear for his or her safety. Or
3. Defendant intended to place Victim in reasonable fear for the safety of his or her immediate family.
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days