En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Legal Statutes: District of Columbia

UPDATED April 11, 2017

District of Columbia Statutes

Print this page

Back to District of Columbia overview

Chapter 31A. Stalking

back to top§ 22-3135. Jurisdiction.

(a) An offense shall be deemed to be committed in the District of Columbia if the conduct on at least one occasion was initiated in the District of Columbia or had an effect on the specific individual in the District of Columbia.

(b) A communication shall be deemed to be committed in the District of Columbia if it is made or received in the District of Columbia or, if the specific individual lives in the District of Columbia, it can be electronically accessed in the District of Columbia.


(Dec. 10, 2009, D.C. Law 18-88, § 505, 56 DCR 7413.)