What is the legal definition of stalking in Oklahoma?
Stalking is when an adult or minor (who is 13 years old or older) does either of the following:
- repeatedly follows you or harasses you in a way that makes you feel scared, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested; or
- commits a "course of conduct" that is made up of a series of two or more separate acts or unconsented contact with you that occur over a period of time (but it can be a short period of time). The contact must be have begun or been continued by the stalker without your consent or in disregard of your expressed desire to avoid or discontinue the contact.
Unconsented contact or a course of conduct (acts) can include, but is not limited to, the following example:
- following you or appearing within your sight,
- approaching or confronting you in a public place or on private property,
- appearing at your workplace or home,
- entering onto or remaining on property that you own, lease, or occupy,
- contacting you by telephone,
- sending you mail or electronic communications (e.g., email), or
- placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property that you own, lease or occupy.*
Note: The rest of the information in this section will discuss protective orders against someone who you are/were in with domestic violence relationship with (i.e., family/household member or intimate partner). To read more about protective orders against non-intimate partners and non-family members, go to our Stalking Protective Orders page.
* 22 O.S. § 60.1(2)