Orlando Stalking Lawyer
Award-Winning Criminal Defense on Your Side
Crimes involving the invasion of another’s privacy can have harsh consequences. If you were charged with stalking, cyberstalking, or harassment, it is important that you keep these charges from showing up on your criminal record. Call an experienced Orlando stalking lawyer who can stand up for your rights and help you tell your side of the story. Call Parikh Law today for help from an award-winning criminal defense lawyer.
Florida Laws about Stalking
When a person feels their privacy is violated, they need to be able to prove that their claims are grounded in reality. As your advocate, we can work to question their account, prove your innocence, and avoid a conviction.
These charges are defined as follows:
- Stalking: Occurs when a person willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person
- Cyberstalking: Occurs when a person electronically sends content such as text, images, or other language to another person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose.
- Harassing: Occurs when a person engages in conduct directed at another person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose.
Consequences of a Conviction
If you are convicted of a stalking offense, you could face serious penalties. In Florida, the crime of stalking is considered to be a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, a year of probation, and a $1,000 fine. You may also be bound by a restraining order.
You need an advocate who can fight for your rights and help you tell your side of the story. At Parikh Law, we understand the seriousness of these charges, and we can help you gain a clear picture of what to expect and how to proceed with your case.