Stalking charges in Michigan are extremely serious, and anyone charged with criminal harassment will need an experienced Michigan defense lawyer. Grabel & Associates has been defending criminal clients for over a decade, and our dedication to results will give you a crucial advantage in your felony or misdemeanor stalking case. We understand the complex laws that surround stalking charges, and the co-occurring offenses that could amplify the charges against you.
Lawyer for Charges of Stalking and Harassment in Michigan
Stalking and harassment cases are often extremely emotionally charged, and we work to determine the motives of all involved parties so we can completely understand the intricate details of the case. Without a lawyer, you could be harmed by harsh criminal penalties, and miss out on the best possible outcome.
Contact us right now to start building a persuasive defense and fighting for a fair case result.
Criminal Defense Representation in Every Stage of Your Stalking Case
Stalking is defined as “a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuous harassment of another individual…that causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.” Stalkers generally harass a victim over a lengthy period of time, and repeatedly attempt to make contact with the victim.
Victims can be stalked at work, home, or other commonly visited places, and in order to avoid obsessive stalking resulting in a serious assault or other crime, there are harsh laws to punish those guilty of repeated harassment. We work to protect against wrongful convictions and unjust results in criminal stalking cases, to ensure the rights of all involved parties are protected. We want our clients to be safe from emotionally charged verdicts and falsified testimony or evidence, and will work to protect against aggressive investigative techniques.
We represent Michigan clients in every stage of the criminal process, whether you are under investigation, have just been arrested, or already have a stalking conviction on your record. Contact us now to immediately begin defending the charges against you with a talented lawyer.
Misdemeanor Stalking Charges and Penalties in Michigan
If you are found guilty of misdemeanor stalking, you will face both potential prison time and fines. As soon as you are investigated for or accused of a willful course of conduct involving repeated harassment of another person, you need to hire an attorney. Unconsented contact such as approaching a person in a public place or on private property, following a person, sending mail or email, telephone contact, or delivering an object, among other actions, can result in misdemeanor stalking charges. Additional actions can result in aggravated stalking or felony stalking charges, requiring an even more aggressive defense. Grabel & Associates knows how to win in any type of stalking case, and can get you the result that is best for your future.
According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.411h), the criminal penalty for a misdemeanor stalking conviction is up to one year in prison and possible fines of up to $1,000. Additionally, if the victim is a minor, you could face up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Contact us right away to avoid jail time and fines for criminal accusations.
Felony Stalking Charges and Penalties in Michigan
If you commit a stalking offense along with any of the following conditions, you could be found guilty of felony stalking and will be subject to intense criminal punishment:
- A committed action violated an existing restraining order
- A committed action violated probation, parole, or pre-trial release
- The offense involves a feasible threat against the victim, the victim’s family, or another individual living with the victim
- The accused already has a stalking conviction on record
According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.411i), you could face up to 5 years in prison, fines of up to $15,000, and additional probation. If the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense, your jail time could double.
Anyone convicted of stalking could also face mandatory counseling, probation, anger management, restraining orders, or other restrictions. We work to protect from a life of wrongful punishment with our dynamic, aggressive defense tactics.
PPO Violation in Michigan Lawyer
Stalking victims often seek a personal protection order (PPO) against the alleged stalker. If there is a PPO against you, a violation could be costly, and result in jail time and fines. Additionally, it may give police or prosecutors grounds to arrest you for continued harassment.
A PPO violation could result in a jail sentence of up to 93 days, along with a $500 fine, so contact a lawyer as soon as you are faced with a personal protection order. We will help you understand how to avoid criminal penalties for PPO violations, and can defend you if accused of a PPO violation in Michigan. Act quickly to provide your lawyer with ample time to build a defense and fight aggressive prosecutors trying to put you behind bars.
Our Proven Approach to Harassment Cases
We work to investigate the details of every case we take so that we understand even the most intricate details and conditions of the accusations against you. Our lawyers care about results, and will work with you to discover the case outcome that works best for you. If you have been accused of stalking in Michigan, contact an attorney right away to explore your legal options.
We are dedicated to criminal defense, and we practice only Michigan criminal law. Our attorneys have over 100 years combined legal experience, and have successfully defended clients in thousands of cases. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s top law firms, and our innovative defense techniques have been working for over a decade. Look at our proven results and see that we can win criminal cases in every stage.
Call Now to Access Exceptional Criminal Defense
Our statewide attorneys are available to begin working with you immediately, and you can start the defense process any time of day, any day of the week. Call us at 1-800-342-7896, and speak with an experienced case analyst now. We are available 24/7 by phone, and you can even set up a free consultation with acclaimed trial attorney Scott Grabel by contacting us online.
We look forward to providing you with the best defense in Michigan for your stalking or harassment charges, and will efficiently give you a comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting your case. Contact us right now; your quick action could be pivotal in your Michigan criminal case.