Virginia Beach Stalking Defense Lawyer
Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller Today
Stalking is considered a serious crime, resulting in jail time and a restraining
order issued against you that will appear on your criminal record. Being
convicted of this offense can severely damage your reputation and negatively
affect future life opportunities. These charges typically involve divorced
or estranged couples, as well as celebrity stalkers.
If you have been arrested and charged with stalking in Virginia, our
Virginia Beach domestic violence attorney is prepared to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With
over 15 years of experience, we have an extensive knowledge of state laws and court proceedings in
order to get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether. Do
not hesitate to get your life back on track.
Penalties for Stalking in Virginia
The act of stalking is defined as a repetition of contact directed at an
individual, which places him or her in reasonable fear of bodily injury,
criminal sexual assault, or death. It is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor,
punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to
$2,500. Additionally, you will receive a civil protective order (restraining
order) issued against you.
If you are convicted of a second offense of stalking within the previous
five years with the same victim and is convicted of violating a protective
order, it can become a Class 6 felony offense. A Class 6 felony is punishable
by a maximum prison sentence of five years.
Let Us Protect Your Rights & Reputation Immediately
The facts of a stalking charge vary widely, which is why it is imperative
to obtain legal representation from an experienced and skilled lawyer.
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we will thoroughly review your
case and discuss your legal options in order to obtain the results you desire.
Contact us and schedule your
free consultation today.