The Charges of Stalking and Aggravated Stalking
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Simply the very mention of the word draws up mental pictures and negative emotions: stalking. If you or a loved one has been accused of stalking another, it can do a great deal of damage to you own good name as well as land you in a world of trouble with the law. Stalking and aggravated stalking are both serious charges and merit the immediate attention of a Tampa domestic violence lawyer. Without legal counsel, you could be even more susceptible to the consequences of a stalking conviction.
In order to convict someone of a stalking charge, a prosecutor can have an uphill battle of proving several elements in court beyond a reasonable doubt. Stalking involves repeatedly, maliciously or willfully harassing or cyber stalking a victim. Harassing is defined by committing conduct of no legitimate purpose towards another that causes substantial emotional distress, and when this occurs via electronic communication and means, it is classified as cyber stalking. Aggravated stalking charges can come about when a credible threat against a person's life or their safety is made, placing the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or death to them or their family and children.
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Stalking, a 1st degree misdemeanor, and aggravated stalking, a 3
rd degree felony, can lead to steep fines and years in prison. The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger can be of immense assistance to those who have been accused. We can put our many years of respected and exemplary experience to work for you, seeking a swift and positive resolution to your case. Our team is fully committed to pursuing all possible avenues to success.
Why would you put off protecting yourself against serious stalking or aggravated stalking allegations? Contact a Tampa domestic violence attorney