A person found guilty of stalking shall be liable to the punishment of imprisonment for a term from 6 to 12 months or to a fine (multa) not exceeding €10,000, or to both.
Moreover, this punishment may be increased by one degree if it is committed against a person mentioned in Article 222(1) of the Criminal Code, that is, against:
- On the person of the father, mother, or any other legitimate or natural ascendant, or;
- On the person of a legitimate and natural brother or sister, or;
- On the person of the husband or wife.
- On the person of any witness or referee who shall have given evidence or an opinion in any suit, and on account of such evidence.
- On any person of a child under nine years of age.
- On the person of whosoever was a public officer or was lawful charged with a public duty or is was an officer or employee of a body corporate established by law and the offence was committed because of that person having exercised his functions
- On the person of whosoever was exercising his lawful duties as a private guard, a specialised private guard or local warden in accordance with the provisions of the Private Guards and Local Wardens Act.
The law also provides for an offence of stalking accompanied by fear of violence, in which case the punishment applicable is of 9 months to 5 years, or a fine of up to Eur 30,000 or both such fine and imprisonment; which punishment can also be increased by one degree if committed against one of the persons listed above.