If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for stalking in violation of Florida Statute 784.048 call the experienced attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel at 407-218-6277 to discuss your options.
Stalking is defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly, following, harassing, or cyberstalking another. This basically means that the State must show that you contacted another person in a way that causes them distress, over and over again, and that you meant to do it. Stalking is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
If the State shows that while stalking someone, you made credible threats to place the person, or their child, sibling, spouse, parent or dependent in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury, it is considered aggravated stalking. Aggravated stalking is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Aggravated stalking can also be proven if you stalk someone while there is an injunction or other court order prohibiting contact in place.
Whether you are charged with stalking or aggravated stalking the consequences can be severe. The accusation alone can cause problems with background checks associated with jobs and housing. Protect your rights. Call us now at 407-218-6277. The experienced attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel are available 24/7 to consult with you.