§ 3-802. Stalking
(a) In this section:
(1) “stalking” means a malicious course of conduct that includes approaching or pursuing another where:
(i) the person intends to place or knows or reasonably should have known the conduct would place another in reasonable fear:
1. A. of serious bodily injury;
B. of an assault in any degree;
C. of rape or sexual offense as defined by §§ 3-303 through 3-308 of this title or attempted rape or sexual offense in any degree;
D. of false imprisonment; or
E. of death; or
2. that a third person likely will suffer any of the acts listed in item 1 of this item; or
(ii) the person intends to cause or knows or reasonably should have known that the conduct would cause serious emotional distress to another; and
(2) “stalking” includes conduct described in item (1) of this subsection that occurs:
(i) in person;
(ii) by electronic communication, as defined in § 3-805 of this subtitle; or
(iii) through the use of a device that can pinpoint or track the location of another without the person’s knowledge or consent.
Scope of section
(b) The provisions of this section do not apply to conduct that is:
(1) performed to ensure compliance with a court order;
(2) performed to carry out a specific lawful commercial purpose; or
(3) authorized, required, or protected by local, State, or federal law.
(c) A person may not engage in stalking.
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
Sentence(e) A sentence imposed under this section may be separate from and consecutive to or concurrent with a sentence for any other crime based on the acts establishing a violation of this section.
§ 3-803. Harassment
(a) A person may not follow another in or about a public place or maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other:
(1) with the intent to harass, alarm, or annoy the other;
(2) after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop by or on behalf of the other; and
(3) without a legal purpose.
(b) This section does not apply to a peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:
(1) for a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $500 or both; and
(2) for a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment not exceeding 180 days or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.