Stalking Under Florida Law
What is aggravated stalking?
How does Florida law classify stalking?
784.048 Stalking; definitions; penalties
(3) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person, and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury of the person, or the person’s child, sibling, spouse, parent, or dependent, commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
In addition to the offenses listed above, there are a number of otherwise misdemeanor assaults and batteries that are reclassified to felonies based upon the victim being a member of a protected class. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- law enforcement officers
- correctional officers
- school system employees
- code inspectors
- persons 65 years of age or older
- emergency care workers
- public transportation workers
Contact An Aggravated Stalking Defense Attorney
Stalking is a serious offense, that often includes hearings for injunction. It is not a charge that should be taken lightly, and not acting quickly could have dire consequences! If you or a loved one is facing charges for this offense, the advise of an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney will be invaluable. Call The Defense Group today, for a free consultation.