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(c) "Harasses" means unlawful harassment as defined in RCW .

The victim shall be informed by local law enforcement agencies or the prosecuting attorney of the final disposition of the case in which the victim is involved.

If a defendant is found guilty of a crime of harassment and a condition of the sentence restricts the defendant's ability to have contact with the victim or witnesses, the condition shall be recorded and a written certified copy of that order shall be provided to the victim or witnesses by the clerk of the court.

(1) A person commits the crime of stalking if, without lawful authority and under circumstances not amounting to a felony attempt of another crime: (a) He or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses or repeatedly follows another person; and (b) The person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person.

The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances; and (c) The stalker either: (i) Intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person; or (ii) Knows or reasonably should know that the person is afraid, intimidated, or harassed even if the stalker did not intend to place the person in fear or intimidate or harass the person.

As used in this chapter, "harassment" may include but is not limited to any of the following crimes: (1) Harassment (RCW 9A.46.020); (2) Malicious harassment (RCW 9A.36.080); (3) Telephone harassment (RCW 9.61.230); (4) Assault in the first degree (RCW 9A.36.011); (5) Assault of a child in the first degree (RCW 9A.36.120); (6) Assault in the second degree (RCW 9A.36.021); (7) Assault of a child in the second degree (RCW 9A.36.130); (8) Assault in the fourth degree (RCW 9A.36.041); (9) Reckless endangerment (RCW 9A.36.050); (10) Extortion in the first degree (RCW 9A.56.120); (11) Extortion in the second degree (RCW 9A.56.130); (12) Coercion (RCW 9A.36.070); (13) Burglary in the first degree (RCW 9A.52.020); (14) Burglary in the second degree (RCW 9A.52.030); (15) Criminal trespass in the first degree (RCW 9A.52.070); (16) Criminal trespass in the second degree (RCW 9A.52.080); (17) Malicious mischief in the first degree (RCW 9A.48.070); (18) Malicious mischief in the second degree (RCW 9A.48.080); (19) Malicious mischief in the third degree (RCW 9A.48.090); (20) Kidnapping in the first degree (RCW 9A.40.020); (21) Kidnapping in the second degree (RCW 9A.40.030); (22) Unlawful imprisonment (RCW 9A.40.040); (23) Rape in the first degree (RCW 9A.44.040); (24) Rape in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.050); (25) Rape in the third degree (RCW 9A.44.060); (26) Indecent liberties (RCW 9A.44.100); (27) Rape of a child in the first degree (RCW 9A.44.073); (28) Rape of a child in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.076); (29) Rape of a child in the third degree (RCW 9A.44.079); (30) Child molestation in the first degree (RCW 9A.44.083); (31) Child molestation in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.086); (32) Child molestation in the third degree (RCW 9A.44.089); (33) Stalking (RCW 9A.46.110); (34) Cyberstalking (RCW 9.61.260); (35) Residential burglary (RCW 9A.52.025); (36) Violation of a temporary, permanent, or final protective order issued pursuant to chapter 7.90, 9A.46, 10.14, 10.99, 26.09, or 26.50 RCW; (37) Unlawful discharge of a laser in the first degree (RCW 9A.49.020); and (38) Unlawful discharge of a laser in the second degree (RCW 9A.49.030).

Any law enforcement agency in this state may enforce this chapter as it relates to orders restricting the defendants' ability to have contact with the victim or others.

A defendant who is charged by citation, complaint, or information with an offense involving harassment and not arrested shall appear in court for arraignment in person as soon as practicable, but in no event later than fourteen days after the next day on which court is in session following the issuance of the citation or the filing of the complaint or information.

At that appearance, the court shall determine the necessity of imposing a no-contact or no-harassment order, and consider the provisions of RCW 9.41.800, or other conditions of pretrial release according to the procedures established by court rule for preliminary appearance or an arraignment.

(1) A person is guilty of harassment if: (a) Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens: (i) To cause bodily injury immediately or in the future to the person threatened or to any other person; or (ii) To cause physical damage to the property of a person other than the actor; or (iii) To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or (iv) Maliciously to do any other act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or another with respect to his or her physical or mental health or safety; and (b) The person by words or conduct places the person threatened in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out.

"Words or conduct" includes, in addition to any other form of communication or conduct, the sending of an electronic communication.

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a Washington state harassment offense the government must prove the elements beyond a reasonable doubt that are laid out under the Washington State criminal statutes of the offense.

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