New York Criminal Attorney
What is Stalking?
Many well-intentioned people who are unaware that they are potentially
engaging in criminal conduct find themselves arrested for stalking. When
a person is accused of repeatedly contacting or subjecting a person to
unwanted contact, he or she may find himself or herself arrested and facing
Even though at present there is confusion about the legality of New York's
harassment laws, stalking and menacing statutes remain a useful tool on
the prosecutor's belt.
With the rise of modern technology, a person can face stalking charges
based merely on some of the following examples:
- Contact via text messages and email
- Communication through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media websites
- Location tracking through GPS devices or software
Depending on the exact nature of the stalking allegations, a person may
face felony or misdemeanor charges. Stalking charges also lead to the
issuance of Orders of Protection, which restrict an accused person's
liberty and subject him or her to a greater likelihood of additional charges
if there is further contact between the parties.
Mr. Bederow is experienced in defending clients against stalking charges.
While he was a Manhattan prosecutor, Mr. Bederow prosecuted stalking cases.
Now, as a
New York City criminal defense lawyer, he has successfully defended several clients against stalking charges.
A successful defense in many of these cases requires a detailed investigation
into the relationship of the parties and the circumstances pertaining
to the alleged inappropriate conduct. Mr. Bederow has gained dismissals
for several clients accused of stalking after demonstrating mitigating
circumstances to the prosecutor.
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today for a case assessment!