Orlando, Florida Stalking Defense Attorney

Stalking is a serious criminal offense in Orlando. If you are being investigated or charged with stalking, speak to an attorney with our firm to protect your rights and understand your options. The criminal defense lawyers at Kramer Law represent individuals who are faced with charges of stalking or aggravated stalking.

Our attorneys will make every effort to achieve the best possible outcome regarding your charges. Florida law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively investigate these and other harassment crimes due to their potential consequences. We encourage you to exercise your right to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This can help you build an early defense and avoid possible self-incrimination.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
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Orlando, Florida Stalking Defense Attorney

We will provide a thorough explanation of your charges and discuss your potential defense options.

Florida Stalking Laws

In the State of Florida, if you follow, harass, or continually get in touch with a person who does not want to be in contact with you, police can arrest you, and prosecutors can charge you with a first degree misdemeanor. This can include repeatedly following or harassing someone via the internet (cyberstalking) through the use of e-mail, texting and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. A misdemeanor conviction carries a punishment of up to a year in jail and a $1000 fine.

If you made threats to the victim or to the victim’s family or friends that put them in fear for their safety, prosecutors can elevate the charge to a felony count of aggravated stalking. If convicted of this crime, you face imprisonment of up to 5 years and a $5,000 fine.

The victim may also file a restraining order against you. In some cases, this act may block you from making contact with your family, including your children.

Courts in Florida are very sensitive to the needs and concerns of children and victims. In the eyes of the law, victims of stalking may also be vulnerable to related crimes such as assault and battery, theft, criminal trespass or murder.

If the legal system considers you a potential threat to either the children or their primary caregiver, your custodial and other rights can be eliminated or sharply curtailed.

The Challenges of Orlando, Florida Stalking Defense

A stalking conviction can lead to far-reaching repercussions beyond prison and fines. You might lose your job or get expelled from school or a professional program. Friends and relatives may turn against you or refuse to believe your side of the story. It can alter perceptions against you at your place of employment or within the community. The experience can be very isolating – these consequences alone can make conviction unimaginable.

How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Will Defend You

The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at the Kramer Law Firm will make every effort to fight the allegations against you and pursue the most appropriate steps to clear your reputation and minimize punishments.

To create an appropriate defense, our attorney will investigate the facts and the context of the charges and arrest. Our attorneys will seek to refute the allegations by demonstrating inconsistencies, flawed evidence, false allegations and other problems with the alleged victim’s testimony. Claims may be inflated when the victim may have overreacted to an incident. Other defenses to stalking charges include demonstrating that our client never intended to place the victim in fear.

In cases of cyberstalking, your attorney must be experienced in state and federal laws pertaining to computer crime in addition to traditional stalking laws. Legal considerations can include the accused stalker’s right to freedom of speech.

The Kramer Law Firm has defended these matters often and we can help you. Take the first step to deal with your situation by contacting our Florida defense attorneys today. Call us now at 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376) to schedule a free case evaluation.

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