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Stalking and Aggravated Stalking | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been accused of, or arrested for stalking or aggravated stalking in Brevard County, FL, it is vital obtain experienced legal counsel at the earliest stage of your case.

In general, “stalking” arrests occur when a person engages in a repeat course of conduct designed to cause a substantial amount of emotional distress to another. A conviction for a misdemeanor offense of stalking is punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, 1 year of probation, and a $1000 fine.  Read Florida’s Stalking Statute

Although typically charged as misdemeanors, stalking charges can quickly escalate into the serious felony charge of “aggravated stalking” when the repeated conduct/harassment is accompanied by a threat of harm that places the victim in fear of either death or bodily injury. Aggravated stalking is a third degree felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and a $5000 fine.  Read Florida’s Stalking Statute

Because of the potential penalties involved, it’s vital to seek out and obtain experienced legal counsel at the earliest possible stage in your case. The attorneys at the Law Office of Richard G. Canina have over 30 years of combines experience defending against both misdemeanor and felony stalking charges. CONTACT us today for a FREE Case Evaluation!

Defending Against Stalking Charges in Brevard County, FL

Defending these charges requires a sharp understanding of the law and a solid investigation into the alleged victim’s claims and the State’s case. In order to be considered stalking, there must be a repeated course of conduct, and there must be a credible threat of harm to sustain the enhanced version of aggravated stalking. Often and for many reasons, the alleged victim may overstate or overembellish claims of stalking with respect to the threat of harm and the quantity of acts alleged to have been committed. Our Melbourne criminal defense attorneys can evaluate your case to determine if the alleged victim’s claims coincide with this very technical statute. You may have valid defenses! CONTACT our office today to learn more.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Stalking Defense Lawyer in Brevard County

If you have been arrested or believe that you might be arrested for stalking or aggravated stalking in Brevard County, FL, you should immediately contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling these charges. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others by the level of personal service that we provide. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the legal process. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against stalking charges in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested for stalking in Melbourne, FL or anywhere in Brevard County, we want to help you! CONTACT our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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