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Domestic Violence - Stalking

According to Virginia Code, 18.2-60.3, Stalking is defined as:
Any person who on more than one occasion engages in conduct directed at another person with the intent to place, or with the knowledge that the conduct places, that other person in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury to that other person or to that other person’s family or household member.

A stalking conviction is a Class 1 misdemeanor. A third or subsequent conviction occurring within 5 years of a conviction for an offense under this section or for a similar offense under the law of any other jurisdiction shall be a Class 6 Felony.

What you can do if you are being stalked:

If you are being stalked online, follow the same guidelines, but also:


This information is adapted from materials from the following organizations: