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MCL 750.411h - Stalking
Stalking | MCL 750.411h
Michigan law defines stalking as: “Stalking” means a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.

This is a crime that involves considerable emotion. Most often both the actor and victim have had some emotional connection in the past that can be difficult to separate. Despite the fact that a person charged with this offense might not have any intent to harm or harass the victim, this is a crime gets national attention and is dealt with harshly in the Michigan Judicial System.

Consent is a key element of a stalking charge. Unconsented contact is any contact that the other party does not want and can include:

  • Sending email or posted mail
  • Being in visual contact with
  • Approaching / Confronting
  • Calling
  • Entering that persons property or workplace
Penalties for stalking:

This crime is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

If the victim is less than 18 years of age at any time during the individual's course of conduct and the individual is 5 or more years older than the victim, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.

Aggravated stalking: A person charged with this offense, faces a felony with a penalty of five years and/or $10,000 fine and any term of year(s) probation, including life, and not less than five years. Aggravated stalking is stalking that occurs with one or more of these conditions: (a) if the stalking is violating a personal protection order (PPO), or condition of bail or probation, (b) if the stalking is the second offense, (c) or the stalking involves a credible threat to kill or physically harm an individual or a member of that individual's household or family.

If you have been charged with stalking or have a personal protection order issued on you, let our firm help. We take a straight-forward approach to insure you receive the best possible representation.


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