Stalking Defense Attorney in Athens
Quality Criminal Defense Counsel
Stalking is a serious crime that can result in a number of penalties—not to mention a criminal record that can be accessed by the public. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what constitutes stalking, which makes being charged with this offense even more difficult. You should speak with an Athens criminal defense lawyer to learn more about the implications of the charge.
The Law Offices of J. Lee Webb is here to answer any of your questions about stalking charges; call (706) 705-5122.
Stalking is defined as the act of following, watching or contacting another person without consent in order to intimidate or harass him or her.
Stalking takes many forms:
- In person
- Over the phone
- By mail
- Via the computer.
You could be charged with stalking if you were previously served with a restraining order and then share the alleged victim’s contact information with others so they could intimidate/harass him or her on your behalf.
The sentence for a first offense stalking conviction, which is a misdemeanor, may include up to one year of incarceration and up to $1,000 in fines. A second or subsequent offense is classified as a felony, which is punishable by one to 10 years in prison and fines. The court could also mandate a psychological evaluation and issue a permanent restraining order for the victim.
Working with a Defense Lawyer
A stalking charge, along with any criminal offense, can take a significant toll on your life. The Law Offices Of J. Lee Webb is committed to helping clients fight their charges in order to mitigate the impact it has on their future.
Mr. Webb is very experienced Athens stalking defense attorney. Reach out about your case by calling (706) 705-5122.