Sometimes the word “stalking” can be used lightly, but in reality, the crime is not a laughing matter. Stalking involves threatening or harassing another individual so far that they fear for their safety. Harassing can simply be engaging in two or more acts that show a purposeful goal that the individual finds seriously alarming, annoying, or tormenting. Stalking can be committed in the following ways:
- Phone calls
- Social media
- Driving near the person’s home or office
- Damaging their property
- Sending unwanted gifts
- And other behaviors that the individual feels is threatening
What Can You Face When Charged?
Any person convicted of felony stalking can be punished with time in jail, a fine, a restraining or protective order, and being registered as a sex offender. Once convicted with this crime, you could face other consequences such as job loss, alienation from friends and neighbors, or be required to attend court-ordered counseling sessions. At the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett, we understand that residents in California can be falsely accused or wrongfully charged. If you’ve been charged with stalking, a San Diego stalking defense attorney at our office can provide the best defense to your charges.
Bradley R. Corbett is Here to Help
If you have been charged with stalking, a call to our team of San Diego criminal defense attorneys could be the most important one you make. Each San Diego criminal defense lawyer on our team has extensive experience in representing residents in California with their stalking-related crime. Call us today for your free consultation.