Criminal Stalking and Civil Stalking Attorney
The Utah crime of stalking is one which can be committed in any number of ways. This crime typically arises between former lovers, spouses, or partners. It is also a crime that a former spouse, lover, partner will allege the other committed as a means to get back at him or her. It happens all too often, and perhaps you have been wrongly accused of stalking your former spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend. If that is the case contact us so that we can begin defending you immediately.
How Is Stalking Committed?
The crime of stalking is easily committed. In fact, if you merely “observe” someone on more than one occasion or photograph a person on more than one occasion or “communicate” with someone on more than one occasion and your conduct causes that person to fear for his safety or causes that person emotional distress you can be charged and convicted of stalking.
Civil Stalking Injunctions
It may be that you are not facing criminal charges for stalking but someone has instead brought a civil stalking injunction against you. Civil stalking injunctions are nearly as serious as their criminal counterparts because a violation of a civil stalking injunction become criminal stalking. The elements of a civil stalking injunction is typically the same as criminal stalking, but the standard is lower, i.e., the person bringing the petition for civil stalking injunction need only show that the stalking has more likely than not occurred.
Utah Defenders – Defending you Against Criminal and Civil Stalking
The Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyers at Utah Defenders are experienced defense attorneys who know both the criminal and civil side of stalking allegations. If you are ready to receive personalized defense services and to have vigorous advocates as your attorneys, call Utah Defenders at 801.618.1334 for a free consultation. One of our criminal defense attorneys will meet with you as soon as possible to determine how best to approach your defense.