What are the penalties for stalking under New York law?

Under New York law, the penalty for a Class D Felony conviction for the first degree offense of stalking is a maximum of seven years in prison. The second degree offense is a Class E Felony for which the punishment is incarceration for a maximum of four years. An example of a Class E Felony is eavesdropping, which includes wiretapping, overhearing a conversation through mechanical means, or intercepting or accessing an electronic communication.

In certain stalking cases, the offenders may face suspension and revocation of their firearm license. There are also misdemeanor and felony penalties for the crime of circulating an illegal surveillance image in the first and second degree.

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