West Michigan and Grand Rapids Area Attorneys Handling Stalking Cases for over 40 Years
According to Michigan’s Anti-Stalking Laws, a person can be charged with stalking for willfully and repeatedly contacting another individual, without permission, causing that person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. Under these laws, assailants could be charged with stalking for repeatedly doing any of the following:
- Following or appearing within the sight of the targeted victim.
- Approaching or confronting the targeted victim in a public or private place.
- Appearing at the workplace or residence of the targeted victim.
- Entering or remaining on the targeted victim’s property.
- Contacting the targeted victim by telephone.
- Sending mail or electronic mail to the targeted victim.
Stalking is a misdemeanor with a penalty of one year in jail and/or $1,000.00 fine, and up to five (5) years probation.
Aggravated stalking is a felony with a penalty of five (5) years imprisonment and/or $10,000.00 fine and any term of probation between five (5) years and life. Aggravated stalking is stalking that occurs with one or more of these conditions:
- If the stalking is in violation of a personal protection order (PPO), or condition of bail or probation;
- The stalking is the second offense; or
- The stalking involves a credible threat to kill or physically harm an individual or a member of that individual’s household or family.
If you are charged with stalking, you will need a dedicated, reliable and aggressive attorney who is familiar with the Michigan Anti-Stalking Laws. Michael F. Kelly and the attorneys of Kelly Law Offices, P.C. have over 40 years of experience in successfully handling stalking cases.
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