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A lot of clients don’t realize that stalking through the internet has serious consequences and is included as a crime under traditional stalking and harassment laws. In 2012, Arizona joined the growing list of states that has outlawed cyberstalking. If you have been accused of cyberstalking and need representation from an experienced lawyer, call The Weingart Firm: (480) 897-8737.
Cyberstalking is the use of the internet, e-mail, or other electronic modes of communication to stalk, usually with a pattern of malicious behavior. Cyberstalking usually implies there is a threat of harm and causes the victim to reasonably fear for their safety. A person can be charged with cyberstalking if they communicated anonymously or otherwise.
Cyberstalking can occur through:
The new law may not pertain to Facebook or other social networking sites, as communication indicative of cyberstalking must be unwanted or unsolicited. The penalties can be quite serious for cyberstalking, going as far as a nine month jail sentence and $150,000 fine. If you feel like you were wrongfully accused of cyberstalking, let The Weingart Firm represent you. We will be able to challenge where First Amendment rights might come into play. Again, cyberstalking charges must cause reasonable fear in the person bringing the charges. If the communication was not threatening in nature, it is most likely not cyberstalking.
The Weingart Firm effectively represents clients against cyberstalking and allegations. Our team has dedicated and adept attorneys ready to defend you against these damaging charges. Mark Weingart is a board certified criminal law specialist under the strict standards established by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Weingart has tried more than 500 cases in his 30-year career, so you know you are getting experienced representation. Moreover, The Weingart Firm is an AV-rated* law firm under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, providing superior and outstanding representation.
For the best defense against cyberstalking , call our office for a free consultation: (480) 897-8737