Under Rhode Island law, stalking is a criminal offense which could be categorized as a felony or misdemeanor. Any criminal activity of repeated following and harassing of another person is considered stalking. These criminal activities may seem harmless in individual circumstances but when strung together and combined with the intent to instill fear or harm they can be deemed as illegal activity.
R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-59-2. Stalking prohibited. (2002)
(a) Any person who: (1) harasses another person; or (2) willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of bodily injury, is guilty of the crime of stalking.
Rhode Island Penalties for Stalking
There are serious penalties attached with stalking in the state of Rhode Island. Charges can impact your credibility and reputation on a large scale. These allegations may cause difficulty in your professional and social life. Offenses carry heavy penalties and can even be labeled as felonies.
(a) R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-59-2.
(b) Stalking shall be deemed a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($ 10,000), or both.
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