Stalking is a serious crime that involves repeated unwanted behavior that makes the victim feel threatened, intimidated, or scared. Stalking can take many forms, including following someone, sending unwanted messages, making threatening phone calls, and other behaviors that can cause emotional distress to the victim.
If convicted of stalking in California, you could face severe penalties, including up to one year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000, and a restraining order. However, if the stalking involved a credible threat of harm or caused the victim to suffer substantial emotional distress, the penalties can be much more severe, including up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.
At The Law Offices of Steven K. Bloom, we understand that being accused of stalking can have a significant impact on your life, including your reputation, employment, and personal relationships. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case and protect your rights and future.
We will thoroughly investigate the case and challenge the evidence against you, such as proving that your behavior was not threatening or that you had no intent to cause harm. Our attorneys will also work to negotiate a plea bargain or seek alternative sentencing options, such as counseling or probation, that can help minimize the potential consequences of a conviction.
Having a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side is crucial when facing stalking charges. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against stalking charges and have a thorough understanding of the laws and procedures that apply to these cases. We will provide you with compassionate support, aggressive representation, and personalized attention throughout the legal process.
If you are facing charges related to stalking in Orange County, California, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Steven K. Bloom. We offer a free initial consultation, during which we will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and provide you with an honest assessment of your situation. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights, reputation, and future.