Stalking is a common and well-known example of criminal harassment. Stalking consists of willfully and repeatedly following someone from place to place. It is a criminal offense in New York, charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Stalking is described in the Penal Code as likely to cause harm to the physical health, safety, or property of the victim, or a member of the victim's immediate family. It is also described as intent to harass, annoy, or alarm the victim, or to cause the victim to reasonably fear serious physical injury, sexual assault, or kidnapping. If the alleged offender displays or uses a weapon of any kind, such as pistol, revolver, firearm, dangerous knife, or any type of deadly instrument or weapon or imitation of one, the offender may be charged with a felony which carries much more severe penalties.
Being charged with stalking requires competent legal representation from an accomplished criminal lawyer. If you are facing stalking charges in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Queens, it is important for you to seek the services of a legal professional. Contact Manhattan criminal defense attorneyMichael Redenburg as soon as possible. He will investigate your case and work to reduce the negative consequences of such a charge. He provides aggressive representation combined with the accessibility and personalized service of a small, intimate firm that can take the time to explain your legal rights and the legal process involved.
Stalking often occurs in domestic violence situations and a victim of stalking may seek an Order of Protection against the alleged offender. A person convicted of stalking may face imprisonment, fines, and more. Having a capable defense lawyer such as the Manhattan stalking defense lawyer at the firm can make a difference in the success or unfavorable outcome of your case results. If you have been accused of stalking in Manhattan call Michael Redenburg (212)240-9465 for a consultation today.