Stalking is a serious crime in the state of Georgia. This may seem like a harmless behavior, but it can deprive you of your freedoms if you are caught doing it. It does not matter whether the alleged victim is someone that you care for and love.
Under Georgia law, you could be charged with stalking if you do the following:
- You follow, contact or place another person under surveillance without his or her consent and do so to harass or intimidate him or her.
- You spread or post information in the newspaper, television, radio or Internet in order to harass or intimidate the person.
- You violate your probation or parole terns, or a court or restraining order that restricts you from contacting the alleged victim.
About Marietta Stalking Laws
Georgia has severe penalties for people who are caught stalking because people who engage in those behaviors typically have bad and malicious intentions. You could spend up to one year in prison or pay a fine up to a $1,000 if you are caught stalking. That is the punishment for the first offense. If you are caught stalking for the second time, then you could be charged with a felony. You could also spend up to 10 years in prison.
You will need a strong legal defense if you are facing stalking charges. The attorneys at Webb & D' Orazio will use their many years of experience to defend you against the charges that you are facing. You will be able to receive comprehensive legal representation from a skilled attorney.
Aggravated stalking can have serious consequences because it is a felony. If you violate a protective court order, parole terms or probation, then you could be charged with aggravated stalking. The penalties for this crime include up to 10 years in prison. That is why it is essential to have an attorney.
Depending on your situation, we will either skillfully negotiate to get the stalking charges dismissed or reduced or right the charges. There is no need for you to jeopardize your freedom. Contact our office today so that you can get a free case consultation and evaluation with our Marietta criminal defense lawyer Robert F. Webb.