As with charges of domestic violence, stalking charges are sometimes filed due to false allegations. People going through a divorce or family law dispute will often make false accusations as a way of trying to build a claim in their family law case. The Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers at the Garrett Law Group, PLC are experienced in handling stalking cases and understand how Courts approach such matters. If you are charged with stalking or trespassing then contact our office immediately as the ramifications of such a case are quite serious.
Lawyers defending Virginia Beach residents against claims of stalking
Stalking is a serious offense in Virginia. Stalking occurs when a person engages in repeated conduct that forces another person to be afraid for their safety. The person engaging in the conduct must be aware of the other person’s fear in order for the conduct to constitute stalking. A first offense is punishable by up to one year in jail and a third offense, within a certain time frame, will be considered a felony. A stalking conviction in Virginia can also result in a Protective Order being issued against you, which will prevent you from being able to possess a firearm. These penalties, along with the mark on your criminal record, make stalking a serious offense.
Contact our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys immediately if you are charged with stalking. Our attorneys will represent you through each step of the process, from your bail hearing through trial. Once we are retained we will immediately begin investigating your case and establishing defenses. The Courts are aware that stalking claims are sometimes fabricated by angry exes or people attempting to further their standing in a family law matter. By interviewing witnesses, and taking the necessary steps on your behalf, we can make sure that you get a “fair shake” in Court. Contact our office online or by telephone to schedule your initial consultation with J.D. Garrett of Garrett Law Group, PLC. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.
Legal defense against claims of trespassing in Virginia Beach
Trespassing charges often accompany allegations of stalking. This can result in you receiving multiple criminal convictions for what seemed like one event. It is crucial that you retain counsel immediately if you are charged with either of these offenses. Your freedom as well your future will depend on how well you are represented at trial.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys take stalking and trespassing cases very seriously. When you retain our office then you will be dealing with your attorney directly and not staff or paralegals. Avoiding a criminal conviction is too important to your future to not be taken seriously by your lawyer. Contact us today.