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

A man is committing a stalking charge online in Fort Lauderdale, known as a cyberstalking crime - he is standing at his desk and you see his keyboard and computer and he is cyberstalking someone on his cell phoneHearing that you’re facing a Stalking charge can feel devastating, but Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights. We empower you with all the information you need to make the best decisions about your case and your future.

 

What is a Stalking Crime in Florida?

Stalking is when a person willfully, maliciously, and continuously follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person.

[FLA. STAT. § 784.048 (2019)]

 

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

 

Cyberstalking is defined as electronically sending words, images, or language to a person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no valid purpose.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF STALKING CRIMES IN FLORIDA

The crime of Stalking is a first-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 1 year in jail, 1 year of probation, $1,000 in fines, and a restraining order lasting up to 10 years.

 

STALKING CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

If you’re facing a stalking charge- we are here to help you through this challenging time. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to all personal liberty crimes in Florida, including stalking charges.

Facing a stalking charge is difficult enough. Your life, your job, your family, your record, and your finances are at stake. The last thing you need is someone judging you for it. Our firm is a judgment-free zone where your respect and dignity are our highest priority.       

 

Give our office a call if you’re facing a stalking charge. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you, and see what resources may help you. We always go above and beyond on every case we take because your success is our success.                                                                             

 

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 Stalking Criminal Defense Strategy Session in South Florida

We’ve successfully handled several different 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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