Aggravated Stalking: Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight South Florida Charge

A man is holding his cellphone and using it to cyberstalking through his cellphone in South FloridaHearing that you’re facing an Aggravated Stalking charge can feel like you’ve now suddenly been labeled as a 'criminal’, but Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights and your future.


What is an Aggravated Stalking Crime in Florida? 

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.

[FLA. STAT. § 784.048 (2019)]


What is Harassment in Florida?

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 in Florida?

Cyberstalking is defined 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 in Florida?

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 Florida, with penalties of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and $5,000 in fines.



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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. We always go above and beyond in every case we take because your success is our success.                                                                             


Aggravated Stalking Defenses in Florida

  • 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 in South Florida 

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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