|In December 1, 1999, New York State adopted a new Anti-Stalking Law. It created four levels of crime, two misdemeanors and two felonies. New York Penal Law sections 120.45-.60.
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Explaining the new
NYSCADV Summary of Stalking
The Law on Coercion in New York State
Victims can help the police and
prosecutor build a strong case:
you think you are being stalked, write down what happened.
Include the stalking activity, dates, times, locations, exact words,
names of witnesses, and how you felt.
all evidence, no matter how minor it seems, or how angry it made
you, and turn it over to the police. Letters, notes, gifts,
photos, and answering machine tapes are all powerful evidence in