Stalking and Harassment
Have you been accused of stalking someone? It may be easy for a simple misunderstanding or lesser situation to be blown out of proportion. At Musca Law ourFlorida stalking defense lawyers are experienced in representing clients who have been accused of stalking or aggravated stalking. We can review your particular case during a free case evaluation in order to determine exactly how a defense lawyer at our firm can help you. We represent clients throughout the entire state in both state and federal court, and no case is too small or too big for our legal team to handle.
Florida Stalking Charges and Penalties
Stalking is a serious criminal offense. In Florida, the act of harassing, following, continually contacting or cyberstalking another constitutes stalking. This offense is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. If a person commits stalking and makes credible threat of death or injury to the victim or the victim’s family, that is classified as aggravated stalking and may be punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
In addition to filing charges against you, an alleged stalking victim may file a restraining order against you. This will mean that you cannot come within a certain distance of the victim. You may also be prohibited from contacting the victim in any way. If a spouse, ex-spouse or family member accuses you of stalking, you may be unable to see your family again.
A criminal defense attorney can take measures to challenge the restraining order as well as the stalking charges you are facing. At Musca Law, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience and the resources to fully investigate your charges in order to develop a more effective strategy for your defense.
Contact Musca Law today to talk to a defense attorney about your stalking charges.