Thank you for asking me “What is Stalking in FL?”
In FL Stalking is defined as “willfully, maliciously and repeatedly following or harassing another”.
“Willfully” means knowingly, intelligently and purposely.
“Malice” means evil intent or ill will toward another.
“Harass” has 2 elements: To harass you must 1) engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes “substantial emotional distress” to that person & 2) the course of conduct must serve no legitimate purpose.
A “course of conduct” is a pattern that is composed of a series of acts over a period of time. There is no minimum amount of time required for the series of acts to constitute a course of conduct, but the acts must evidence a “continuity of purpose”.
Whether or not the victim has suffered “substantial emotional distress” is determined by the “reasonable person standard”, meaning that “the reasonable person”, John or Jane Q. Citizen, were she or he placed in the victim’s situation, would be caused substantial distress by the conduct in question.
Stalking is a 1st degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail.
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