Athens Aggravated Stalking Attorney
Defend Yourself from This Serious Federal Crime
Unlike a standard stalking charge, aggravated stalking is classified as a felony offense, punishable by prison time and other stringent penalties. You can be arrested for aggravated stalking if you violate a protective or restraining order by contacting the alleged victim or putting him or her under surveillance. In fact, no threats are necessary to be charged with this crime; just the violation of the order is enough.
If you are facing charges of aggravated stalking, call (706) 705-5122 to speak with an Athens criminal defense lawyer. We work with clients to help come up with affordable payment plans.
Aggravated Stalking Laws
The sentence for aggravated stalking can include between one to 10 years in prison and fines up to $10,000. The court may mandate a psychological evaluation and will often issue a permanent restraining order against you.
Those found guilty of aggravated stalking can also experience a number of consequences as the result of being labeled a convicted felon. Obtaining certain professional licenses, applying for jobs and even renting housing can become much more difficult or even next to impossible with a felony on your record.
Fighting Your Charges
Fortunately, challenging an aggravated stalking charge or getting it reduced to a lesser offense could be possible. Proving aggravated stalking means taking into account a series of behaviors, and not just one incident. If your criminal defense attorney can establish that the alleged victim never acted in a way that showed fear or intimidation, this could help your case.
Athens criminal defense attorney Lee Webb has dedicated his career to upholding the rights of those accused of serious crimes. Our firm utilizes all of its resources to investigate charges and help clients in any way possible.
We would be happy to answer any questions regarding your charges. Call (706) 705-5122 to schedule a free consultation.