Stalking

Since stalking is a crime that can often lead to escalating crimes further down the line, law enforcement takes these charges very seriously. Things like assault and battery, domestic violence, and even rape can be the future outcome when a stalking case is left unresolved. However, often stalking can be a subjective charge that might not always be appropriate. If you are being charged with stalking and wish to fight against these charges in California court, contact the office of Somera Law Group today for a free consultation.

For a stalking conviction to result at the end of a trial, there must be three main points proven by the prosecution. In the absence of any of these three points, the accused is deemed to be not guilty of stalking.

  • the defendant must have willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly followed or harassed another;
  • the defendant must have made a credible threat either verbally, in writing, or by any electronic means of communication;
  • and the defendant must have done so with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety

Stalking is a charge that can be brought as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specifics of the case. A misdemeanor charge could lead to up to a year in prison, while a felony charge can mean up to five years behind bars. There are other punishments possible as well such as retraining orders and loss of visitation rights.

Our office would be happy to speak with you about this stalking charge and discuss what you next step should be. Give us a call anytime during normal business hours and speak with one of our talented team. We hope to hear from you soon.