Stalking Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
Are you under investigation for stalking?
If you or someone you know are under investigation or have been arrested for stalking then contact Los Angeles defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein as soon as possible. You may have a restraining order filed against you and may face serious criminal penalties including jail time, probation, fines and more.
Attorney Robert Bernstein is experienced in defending clients who have been charged with stalking, harassment or other related offenses. Stalking is often associated with domestic violence is often related to the end of a romantic relationships and friendships. Stalking is the willful and malicious following or harassment of another person with the intent to make that person fear for their safety. It may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor charge. No matter the particular charges and penalties you may face in association with a stalking accusation, you need an experienced defense lawyer who will commit themselves to your defense.
Los Angeles criminal lawyer Robert M. Bernstein offers a free consultation to discuss your charges and possible defenses.
Penalties for Stalking in California
For a stalking charge a defendant may face misdemeanor or felony charges depending on whether there was a credible threat of harm to the alleged victim. For subsequent offenses, however, the charges will escalate. A misdemeanor stalking charge is punishable by probation and a sentence of county jail, while a felony charge is punishable by a sentence of state prison. Frequently, when someone is accused of stalking a restraining order is issued ordering a person to stay away from the alleged victim. When a person violates a restraining order this may be a separate criminal offense which is punishable by a state prison sentence of up to 4 years, in addition to other penalties (such as fines, probation and community service.)
Tried & True Defense
Consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been accused or arrested on stalking charges. Los Angeles Stalking Defense Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein can offer clients the representation they need when their future and freedom are at stake. His experience as a former prosecutor has proven to be invaluable to defending his clients, as he is able to anticipate the prosecution's tactics and determine where their weaknesses may lie. Mr. Bernstein is uniquely qualified to craft a defense strategy to achieve the best possible results in your case. If you or someone you know are under investigation or have been arrested for stalking. Contact Robert M. Bernstein today!