A man uses his smartphone to send a text message.Hearing that you’re facing an Aggravated Stalking charge in Fort Lauderdale can feel like you’ve now suddenly been labeled as a ‘criminal’, but the stalking attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights and your future. Contact our team today to discuss your unique situation with a South Florida aggravated stalking lawyer.

What is an Aggravated Stalking Crime? 

Aggravated Stalking is when someone continuously follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person on purpose, and either: makes a credible threat towards the other person; or the victim is under the age of 16; or the victim has obtained a No Contact order after the defendant was convicted of a sex crime. During a confidential meeting, a knowledgeable attorney from our firm can go into more detail about what might warrant an aggravated stalking charge in South Florida.

[FLA. STAT. § 784.048 (2019)]

What is Harassment?

Harassment is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, which causes substantial emotional distress in that person and serves no valid purpose.

What is Cyberstalking?

As an attorney can further explain, cyberstalking is defined in South Florida as electronically sending words, images, or language to a person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no valid purpose.

What is a Credible Threat?

A credible threat is defined as a verbal or nonverbal threat that puts another person in reasonable fear for their safety, their family’s safety, or the safety of a close associate.


The crime of Aggravated Stalking is a third-degree felony in South Florida, with penalties of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and $5,000 in fines.


If you’re facing an aggravated stalking charge in Fort Lauderdale – we are here to help you through this challenging time. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to aggravated stalking and all personal liberty crime charges.

Facing an aggravated stalking charge is stressful. It’s your life at stake, your job, your family, your record, and your finances. 

We are here to listen, not judge, and answer any burning questions that you may have. 

We’re here to empower you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for your case and your future.

We believe that bad things happen to good people. If this is you, please give our office a call. Our South Florida aggravated stalking lawyers always go above and beyond in every case we take because your success is our success.                                                                             

Aggravated Stalking Defenses 

  • First Amendment Activity: One defense to Stalking is First Amendment Activity, which occurs when the conduct the defendant is alleged to have committed is considered a constitutionally protected activity, such as picketing or organized protesting.

  • Legitimate Purpose: Communication with another person made with civility for the purpose of legal, business, or child custody matters is considered legitimate. If the alleged crime involves these types of communication, a Stalking charge cannot be upheld.

Free Aggravated Stalking Criminal Defense Strategy Session 

We’ve successfully handled many different aggravated stalking cases and are confident we can give you the personalized and aggressive defense you deserve to protect your rights. 

Rossen Law Firm offers a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to get the best possible result for your case. Unlike most law firms, we don’t put a time limit on this meeting.


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