Cyberstalking Defense Attorney Serving Ohio, North Carolina & Florida
Cyberstalking generally occurs when an individual uses electronic communication to bully, harass, or intimidate another individual. Allegations of cyberstalking or computer crimes can permanently affect their everyday lives.
Prosecutors and law enforcement officials have taken a progressively harsh stance on such crimes because of the concern for the potential for cyberstalking to escalate into violent crimes. Talk to a cyberstalking defense lawyer at The Frey Law Firm, LLC if you have been arrested or if you feel you are under investigation. Do not wait. Our internet crime law firm can evaluate your charges and explain your potential options.
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Penalties for Cyberstalking
Depending on the nature of the crime and the jurisdiction, cyberstalking can lead to penalties such as jail time, and/or fines. While most cyberstalking crimes are often charged as misdemeanors, the charges can be elevated to a felony if certain aggravating factors are involved.
Acts of cyberstalking can include:
- Making criminal threats
- Making false accusations (defamation)
- Soliciting sex with a minor
- Damaging another user’s data
- Encouraging bullying and humiliation of a user
- Sending harassing emails or messages
If the cyberstalking is sexual in nature, you may be required to register as a sex offender.
If the cyberstalking involves defamation or false accusation, you may also face additional consequences under slander laws or anti-stalking laws, which can result in restraining orders and other criminal penalties.