NH Law About... Stalking

Introduction to... Stalking

Updated February 24, 2017.

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Read about... Stalking

WEBSITES

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. What is Stalking?  GO>

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Circuit Court. District Division - Stalking  GO>

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Read the law about... Stalking

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 7:41. Address Confidentiality Program for Victims of Domestic Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault.  GO>

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RSA 173-B. Protection of Persons From Domestic Violence  GO>

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RSA 458. Annulment, Divorce and Separation  GO>

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RSA 597. Bail and Recognizances  GO>

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RSA 625:9. Classification of Crimes  GO>

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RSA 633:3-a. Interference with Freedom. Stalking

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Section 3-a defines the offense of stalking in New Hampshire.   GO>

RSA 644. Breaches of the Peace and Related Offenses  GO>

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RSA 651. Sentences  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE CASES

2016-0190, Virginia Eaton v. Paul Sargent

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A person commits stalking by “[p]urposely, knowingly, or recklessly engag[ing] in a course of conduct targeted at a specific person which would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her personal safety or the safety of a member of that person's immediate family, [if] the person is actually placed in such fear.” RSA 633:3–a, I(a). A “course of conduct” consists of “2 or more acts over a period of time, however short, which evidences a continuity of purpose.” RSA 633:3–a, II(a) (2016). Before issuing a stalking order of protection, the trial court must make specific findings on the record that the defendant engaged in two or more such specific acts. The trial court must limit its findings to the factual allegations specifically recited in the stalking petition.   GO>

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FEDERAL STATUTES

18 U.S.C. 875. Crimes. Extortion and Threats. Interstate Communications  GO>

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18 U.S.C. 922. Crimes. Firearms. Unlawful Acts  GO>

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18 U.S.C. Ch. 110A. Crimes. Domestic Violence and Stalking  GO>

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47 U.S.C. 223. Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs. Wire or Radio Communication. Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls in the District of Columbia or in Interstate or Foreign Communications  GO>

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FOR MORE HELP ...

Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Office of the Attorney General. Stalking Protocol: a Model for Law Enforcement. 2009  GO>

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