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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 25 years of experience, Attorney Daniel J. Miller has 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.
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The facts of a stalking charge vary widely, which is why it is imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced and skilled defense lawyer in Virginia Beach. 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.
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