Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our lawyers in FCC are experienced in representing clients who are accused of stalking—may it be simple or aggravated. We can review your case during our free case evaluation so as to determine how a Florida criminal defense lawyer from our firm can help you. We represent clients all throughout Florida in both the state and federal court. No case is too small or too big for our team to handle.
Florida Stalking Charges and Penalties
It might sound funny but stalking is one serious criminal offense. In Florida, unceasingly contacting or cyberstalking a person constitutes stalking. This transgression is a first degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in county jail and/or fine of up to $1,000. If the stalker makes credible threat of death or bodily injury to the victim or the victim’s family, that is classified aggravated stalking. This is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and/or fine of up to $5,000.
Not only can a victim file charges against you, he or she can also file a restraining order against you. This means that you have to keep a certain distance between yourself and the victim. You may also be banned from making any contact with the victim. If any family member accuses you of stalking, you may never see your family again.
At FCC, we have all the resources to fully investigate your charges in order to establish a more effective strategy for your defense. A criminal defense attorney from our firm can take measures to question the restraining order and the stalking charges alike.
Contact FCC to discuss with a Florida criminal defense attorney your stalking charges.