The state of Nevada takes stalking charges seriously. A stalker is defined as “a person who, without lawful authority, willfully or maliciously engages in a course of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed or fearful for the immediate safety of a family or household member, and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed or fearful for the immediate safety of a family or household member, commits the crime of stalking.”
If you are caught stalking, the punishments are likely to be severe and can cost you a significant amount of money.
Penalties For Stalking
The penalties in Nevada are harsh and increase with subsequent offenses or if the victim is threatened with death. If convicted of stalking, you could face:
- Up to six months in jail
- Up to a $1,000 fine
Fines and jail time can increase substantially if you are charged with second or third stalking offenses, and the use of internet to stalk can be harshly punished with up to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Standing Up Against Stalking Charges
Although stalking is taken very seriously in the state of Nevada, many stalking charges are pursued based on false allegations. Many people are accused of stalking by someone with malicious intent, or who wants revenge. There are many sound defenses against stalking charges, including that the threats made weren’t credible or that your right to free speech was protected by the First Amendment.
A skilled criminal defense attorney knows how to construct a persuasive defense against stalking charges. The Defenders have had numerous successes against stalking charges and have prevailed in court on many counts. We want to bring our experience and resources to your case and help you to protect your rights and your freedoms.
Contact The Defenders to discuss your case and we’ll start building the strongest defense possible. Don’t wait, call today.