Stalking and aggravated stalking include harassment and unconsented contact. They can happen in person, over the telephone, via email or a combination of forms. Depending on the level of conduct, the crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
If an alleged victim requests that someone stop contracting them and the contact continues, there is a significant risk of criminal charges. With the proliferation of electronic forms of communication, opportunities to face a stalking charge are on the rise.