If you have been charged with stalking in Florida then you may have a defense. False accusation and “first amendment protected activity” are defenses that are oftentimes successful when fighting stalking cases. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about how to prove your innocence when you’ve been falsely accused, or “first amendment protected activity,” or if you want to speak to an attorney about how to beat your stalking case in Florida, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, stalking is defined under Florida Statute 784.048(2). A person commits stalking when they willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follow, harass or cyberstalk another person.
Stalking is a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning it is punishable by up to one year in jail, or up to one year of probation and up to $1,000 in fines (you can also get a jail sentence followed by probation, but the total length of the punishment cannot exceed one year). In addition to facing jail time, if you are adjudicated guilty of stalking, you’ll have to deal with many other collateral consequences.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for stalking charges, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with stalking in Florida, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.