Information on Stalking
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Stalking is the intentional conduct in which a person repetitively harasses another through various means, against their will and causes the victim to be in fear. Stalking will apply to more than one incident and is typically viewed as a behavioral pattern. Have you or someone you know been arrested for stalking or harassment in Michigan? If so, a Michigan criminal defense attorney at Freedman Law Group may be able to help. Since 1994, our firm has been representing clients in all types of criminal cases. We are dedicated to providing principled but tenacious criminal defense representation to each and every one of our clients by way of personalized attention and aggressive legal counsel.
Most Michigan stalking offenses are charged as misdemeanors, with maximum penalties of up to 1 year in prison and fines of up to $1,000. However, in certain circumstances a defendant may face felony charges and increased penalties. Stalking a victim under the age of 18, for example, is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. The court may also impose counseling and anger management, as well as a restraining order that will prohibit any further contact with the victim. A restraining order may also prohibit the alleged stalker from coming within a certain distance of the victim, the victim's home and the victim's place of employment.
Talk to a Michigan criminal defense attorney if you were arrested!
All the penalties mentioned above may have lasting consequences on a person's reputation, ability to obtain and keep employment, and personal relationships. A defendant's life may never be the same after being convicted of stalking. The right attorney can protect your rights. You deserve competent legal counsel, no matter what offense you have been accused of committing. In working with an attorney at Freedman Law Group, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands. Contact a Michigan criminal defense lawyer today to get started!