New York Desk Appearance Ticket Defense Attorney
Have you been accused of stalking or harassment?
The term "stalking" refers to a wide variety of conduct that
makes the victim feel afraid of the stalker. Although this type of charge
is often discussed in the context of a person who obsessively follows
another (such as a celebrity stalker), it can be charged based on phone
calls, emails, or other electronic media. A stalking charge generally
requires some level of intentional behavior on the part of the stalker
so if you didn't know the consequences of your actions, this may be
beneficial. Harassment is very similar but is generally charged in situations
with less duration or frequency of contact.
A misdemeanor charge for stalking can involve any of the following:
- Incessant phone calls
- Incessant text messages or emails
- Harassing communication from a third party
- Relentlessly following another person despite requests to stop
If you have been accused of stalking or harassing someone in New York,
you could be contacted by the police. If you speak with the police without
a lawyer, you could accidentally strengthen the case against you. Following
arrest, an order of protection could be issued against you. If the case
goes further and you are convicted, then the penalties you could face
will be serious and lasting. Never speak to the police or go to court
without contacting a lawyer first. The sooner you contact us, the sooner
we can help.
Common Charges for Harassment & Stalking in New York
If you were given a desk appearance ticket for stalking or harassment,
you should immediately contact a New York desk appearance ticket defense
attorney at The Law Office of Lance Fletcher PLLC.
Consult the firm if you have been ticketed for any of the following:
- P.L. 120.45 Stalking in the fourth degree
- P.L. 120.50 Stalking in the third degree
- P.L. 240.30 Aggravated harassment
- P.L. 240.26 Harassment
As a former prosecutor and experienced defense attorney, Mr. Fletcher is
prepared to fight charges that have been made against you. Mr. Fletcher
will demand that the prosecutor turn over all allegedly offensive communications
to see if the State's case has any merit. If this is your first arrest,
Mr. Fletcher can explore ways to keep your record clean.
Possible Penalties for a Harassment / Stalking Conviction:
- Up to one year in jail
- Up to three years of probation
- An order of protection (also called a stay-away order)
- A permanent criminal record
- Immigration / International travel consequences
- Employment consequences
Contact The Law Office of Lance Fletcher PLLC
to get started on your defense today.