Minneapolis & St. Paul Stalking Lawyer
A stalking accusation should not be taken lightly because the charge can be quite serious. However, stalking cases can be complicated because there are a number of factors that are a part of the case, such as the defendant’s relationship with the victim and the fact that emotions run high in these cases. Any time emotions run high, the accusations can be exaggerated, so it is important that you defend yourself against them.
If you have been accused of stalking, a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney can help you receive the best result. At the Law Office of John J. Leunig, you will receive an advocate who is concerned with your well-being and who is dedicated to achieving the best result.
Focused & Professional Criminal Defense
There are many elements intertwined with a stalking accusation. There are times that individuals will stalk, but they don’t realize they are doing it. Other times, an individual is simply not aware that what they are doing is illegal. There are even instances when a person is accused and they did nothing wrong. False accusations tend to be the direct result of child custody cases, divorce, retaliation, or a vendetta. Regardless of the reason behind the accusation, you deserve the best possible criminal defense.
What you can expect in your defense is for us to first look into what led to the charges in the first place and collect any evidence that will work in your favor. Evidence in your favor is valuable to helping you defend yourself. Sometimes it is possible to have the charges dismissed, especially when the evidence says you are not guilty. Other times, you can have the charges reduced to a lesser charge, depending on the circumstances.
Standing Up For Your Rights
It is important to ensure that your rights are recognized and exercised. When we represent you, is our goal to ensure you avoid the gross misdemeanor or felony that could plague your criminal record. The following are acts that constitute stalking:
- Intending to injure another person, violate their rights, or damage their property
- Pursue, stalk, or monitor another person through a computer or another electronic device
- Returning to an individual’s property without their permission
- Making repeated telephone calls or having someone else make repeated phone calls
- Repeatedly sending letters, messages, or emails to another person
- Stalking out of discrimination (felony)
If convicted, the fines can cost up to $3,000 and the jail term is up to one year. Your St. Paul criminal defense attorney will work to help you avoid as many of the consequences as possible.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer
While stalking may not seem like a serious crime to be accused of, but it is and that is why you should not face the stalking charge on your own. By fighting the charge, you can have a much better outcome. When you fight the charge with an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you have a much better chance toward a fair outcome. If you have been charged with stalking, call The Law Office of John J. Leunig 24/7 at 952-540-6800 for a free consultation.