Orlando Stalking Defense Attorney
Under Florida law, stalking is communicating or physically following someone for no legitimate reason, in a way that causes emotional distress. Stalking includes harassment in person, over the Internet, over the telephone or anywhere else a person can be reached. Cyber-stalking is explicitly prohibited under Florida law. Behavior that was once considered by many to be merely bothersome, rude or a normal reaction to a relationship ending has become criminalized under Florida’s Stalking laws and can subject an individual to severe penalties.
Stalking laws can be vague about the difference between mere persistence and genuine harassment and stalking behavior; it may ultimately be up to the subjective judgment of law enforcement officers in deciding whether to make an arrest. An Orlando stalking defense attorney from NeJame Law can assist you by clearing up simple misunderstandings and temporary disputes that occurred in a relationship. We will help our client argue any exaggerated complaints for bothersome behavior that does not amount to stalking, or "he said, she said" situations where there is a clear dispute about the allegations being made. Often times one accused of stalking finds that they are charged with an offense or subject to a restraining order, even though the alleged victim initiated the initial contact or the contact was initially viewed as mutually acceptable.
A conviction for stalking can carry punishments ranging from probation up to fifteen years in state prison, depending on the circumstances and the type of stalking charged. A defendant may be charged with aggravated stalking if he or she makes a credible threat of violence, violates a restraining order or other court order, repeats the offense or stalks a minor under 16. If you are accused of any type of stalking or harassment, you could face not only possible incarceration, but other sanctions as well. An Orlando criminal defense stalking lawyer from NeJame Law can represent you throughout all Central Florida counties and provide you the advice, counsel and help you need as you face these challenging charges.
The criminal defense lawyers at NeJame Law have years of experience. Our representation includes everything from civil restraining orders to harassing telephone calls to allegations of stalking or aggravated stalking. Please feel free to contact us by email at Defense@NeJameLaw.com, call our offices 7 days a week at (407) 245-1232, or fill out our online form.