-- Two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, is in the presence of, or follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person's property. -- Knowing conduct, including written or printed communication or transmission, telephone, cellular, or other wireless telephonic communication, facsimile transmission, pager messages or transmissions, answering machine or voice mail messages or transmissions, and electronic mail messages or other computerized or electronic transmissions directed at a specific person that torments, terrorizes, or terrifies that person and that serves no legitimate purpose. -- A defendant is guilty of stalking if the defendant willfully on more than one occasion harasses another person without legal purpose or willfully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person without legal purpose and the defendant knows or should know that the harassment or the course of conduct would cause a reasonable person to do any of the following: (1) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of the person's immediate family or close personal associates. (3) Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another and to knowingly make any false statement concerning death, injury, illness, disfigurement, indecent conduct, or criminal conduct of the person electronically mailed or of any member of the person's family or household with the intent to abuse, annoy, threaten, terrify, harass, or embarrass.(2) Suffer substantial emotional distress by placing that person in fear of death, bodily injury, or continued harassment. -- A violation of this section is a Class A1 misdemeanor. (c) Any offense under this section committed by the use of electronic mail or electronic communication may be deemed to have been committed where the electronic mail or electronic communication was originally sent, originally received in this State, or first viewed by any person in this State.The aforementioned actions could also form the factual basis for the common law offense of obstruction of justice.There are two variations of obstruction: the Class 1 misdemeanor variety, which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 120 days, and the Class H felony variety, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20-33 months.The other prosecutors in each district are called Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) and they are hired by the DA. The state legislature defines the prosecutorial districts and determines how many ADAs each DA may hire to work in his/her district.For a list of all elected District Attorneys in North Carolina, visit the NC Conference of District Attorneys website. The DA for the 26th Prosecutorial District prosecutes all criminal matters that occur within Mecklenburg County.This page lists the most applicable state crimes addressing stalking. The General Assembly recognizes the dangerous nature of stalking as well as the strong connections between stalking and domestic violence and between stalking and sexual assault.
When Wilson began his testimony, he was visibly upset. 11) If the police have probable cause to arrest someone, why does the DA not always prosecute the case? 17) I am a victim of a crime, but I want to drop the charges; what can I do? 19) I would like a potential crime investigated; whom should I contact? 26) Where can I get a criminal background check completed? 16) How can I look up a defendant's next court date and courtroom? 25) Can someone else appear for me on my court date?For more information about other districts in North Carolina, visit the NC Conference of District Attorneys website. The DA respresents the State of North Carolina in all criminal matters. The DA cannot advise you as to whether you need a lawyer.The DA’s Office in Mecklenburg County is the largest in North Carolina and prosecutes more cases than any other jurisdiction in the state. 4) Will the DA advise me regarding the possible effect a traffic ticket will have on my driver's license privileges or insurance points? The DA is not allowed to do so; the DA represents the State of North Carolina as the prosecutor. There are not enough judges, clerks, or courtrooms to conduct a jury trial for the thousands of cases prosecuted each year in Mecklenburg County.You are able to take out your phone, take a picture of the perpetrator, and call 911.