Dothan Stalking Attorneys
Protecting those accused of Stalking in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Troy and throughout Southeast Alabama
Stalking charges in Alabama usually revolve around a previous romantic relationship, or one’s alleged infatuation with another person. Stalking convictions are serious felonies that can permanently stain your record, and can even lead to significant time in prison. If you or someone you know is under investigation for stalking, make sure to hire a stalking defense attorney to protect you from an overzealous prosecutor.
Stalking First Degree
Stalking I (Stalking 1st) is a charge alleging that you have continually harassed someone while making or implying a threat in order to scare them. The statute governing Stalking first degree is Code of Alabama (1975) Section 13A-6-90.
There are actually two types of Stalking I: “Regular” Stalking I, and “Aggravated” Stalking I. “Regular” Stalking first is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and is treated as a Class C felony. If you are charged with aggravated stalking I, you can be punished by a sentence of up to 20 years in prison as a Class B felony. The only difference between the two types of stalking first degree is that aggravated stalking occurs when there is an order of protection in effect advising the defendant to stay away from the victim.
Stalking Second Degree
Stalking II (Stalking 2nd) is a charge alleging that the defendant has continually followed or harassed the victim, causing them emotional damage. Unlike Stalking 1st, threats are not needed for someone to be charged with stalking 2nd under Code of Alabama (1975) 13A-6-90.1.
Like stalking I, there are two types of stalking second: “Regular” stalking 2nd, and aggravated stalking 2nd. “Regular” stalking second is punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail and is treated as a Class B misdemeanor. Aggravated stalking 2nd, applies when stalking 2nd occurs while the defendant is under an order of protection telling them to stay away from the victim. Aggravated stalking II is punishable by up to 10 years in prison as a Class C felony.
Call our Dothan Stalking Defense Lawyers
Our Dothan attorneys are knowledgeable about stalking cases, and know they are often initiated by an ex-spouse to obtain an advantage in their divorce or child custody case. Also, stalking charges are often initiated by someone crying for attention or in an attempt to simply humiliate you. Email or call us today at 334-792-1900 to represent you in your stalking case.