Stalking comes with many negative connotations that may have a negative impact that is long-lasting on your career and reputation. While laws associated with stalking were created and designed to protect individuals of the community from harm, these laws are sometimes used to take advantage of an accused individual. Your number one priority when you have been accused of stalking should be to procure strong legal counsel. The domestic violence lawyers at Okabe & Haushalter will fight for you so you won’t have to suffer the many negative consequences as well as social stigma that can comes from a conviction.
A charge of stalking can come about an a result of following another to the point of acute annoyance, harassment, frustration, or to where the followed individual fears for their safety. Stalking can also include behavior such as texting, calling, emailing, or writing another person excessively. If the behavior is deemed life-threatening depending on specific case circumstances, a defendant could face a restraining order or even prison time.
Stalking charges include:
Misdemeanor Stalking: punishment of fines up to $1,000 and 12 months in county jail or informal probation
Felony Stalking: punishment of up to 5 years in prison, potential sex offender registration, counseling, stiff fines, and restraining orders.
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A wrongful conviction of stalking-related offenses can potentially be devastating. Acquiring skilled defense representation is crucial to preserving your reputation and sparing you from negative consequences that come with a guilty conviction. The defense lawyers at Okabe & Haushalter know what it takes to properly combat stalking allegations and are dedicated to protecting our clients’ honor and future with expert legal representation. If you have been accused, contact a Los Angeles stalking attorney at Okabe & Haushalter today.
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