In the state of Georgia, stalking is a serious crime. What appears to be harmless behavior can deprive you of your freedom even if the alleged victim is a person you love or care for.
Under the Georgia stalking laws, you could be charged with stalking if:
- You contact, follow or place another person under surveillance without that person’s consent with the intention of intimidating or harassing him or her.
- You post or spread (the Internet, radio, TV, newspaper, etc.) information pertaining to the alleged victim in such a way that causes others to harass or intimidate him or her.
- You violate parole or probation terms, or a restraining or court order restricting you from contacting the alleged victim.
Georgia imposes severe penalties for stalking because most people who engage in such behavior have malicious and bad intentions. If you are charged with stalking, you could be facing up to one year in prison and/or fines up to $1,000 for your first offense. For a second offense, you’ll face felony charges and up to 10 years in prison.
You need a strong legal defense if you’re facing stalking charges. With us you’ll receive comprehensive legal representation from a skilled, passionate, and aggressive criminal defense lawyer.
Aggravated stalking is a felony with severe consequences. Contacting a person or having him or her surveilled in such a manner that it violates a protective court order, probation or parole terms can put you in jeopardy of an aggravated stalking charge, which is a felony. Penalties for aggravated stalking include up to 10 years in prison.
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