What is Stalking?
While it may seem simple to many, stalking can involve more than simply threatening or harassing someone to the point that they fear for their safety.
Stalking is taken extremely serious by law enforcement due to the possible outcome. That being said, we know that individuals will often claim stalking as a form of revenge in order to “get back” at someone. Our skilled San Francisco criminal defense attorneys will uncover the truth so that any false charges of stalking are dismissed and your reputation protected. We know that while stalking is often associated to other crimes such as rape, domestic violence and even murder, many innocent people get accused. A reputable San Francisco stalking lawyer will challenge all evidence brought against you, demanding the strictest burden of proof.
If you are convicted of stalking, penalties can be severe. Even in the case of a first offense, you may be sentenced to up to one year in county jail. Depending upon the seriousness of the charges, you could be charged with a felony which could mean up to three years in state prison. If you are under a restraining order at the time that you are accused of stalking and have violated that order, possible prison time goes up to four years. Due to the complex nature of these charges, it is essential that you consult with an experienced San Francisco criminal defense lawyer.
At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we know that stalking laws in the state of California are some of the toughest in the nation. Our San Francisco stalking attorneys work diligently to protect the rights of our clients. If you have been accused of or arrested for stalking, it is urgent that you consult with a knowledgeable San Francisco criminal defense lawyer right away.
Our San Francisco criminal defense lawyers realize that the prosecution has a tough task in proving his case. He/she must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you maliciously or willfully followed or harassed another individual, that you made a credible (or realistic) threat against that individual and that you made the threat or followed the person with the intent to make that individual fear for their own safety and/or the safety of their family. We provide a solid defense for our clients, working hard to protect your innocence no matter what the prosecution may bring to the table.
An experienced San Francisco criminal defense attorney will provide a strong defense to protect your freedom and your rights. There are many defense strategies that may be used, including false accusations, the alleged threat was not credible, or even a case of mistaken identity. When you are in need of a San Francisco stalking defense lawyer, contact the professionals at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC.