About Stalking Charges
A Crime of Potential Violence
Stalking is a type of harassment crime. A charge of stalking may be levied when someone has threatened another person and then follows them around or continues to communicate to that person in a threatening fashion. Because the description is rather vague, a charge of stalking can be made when there may not be any real threat or your actions were misinterpreted. If you or a loved one has been arrested for stalking you should contact a Houston domestic violence lawyer at Chernoff Law for an immediate consultation about the charges. Such charges can bring about serious consequences and penalties even for a first time offender. It is important to have the guidance and experience of qualified lawyers to protect your rights.
Our founding attorney is board-certified in criminal law and has over 20 years of legal experience. After years of serving as a District Attorney, Attorney Chernoff now specializes in defending those accused of criminal and domestic violence offenses. He understands what it takes to effectively defend his clients against the prosecution’s attempt to convict.
Charges of Threatening and Intimidating
Is threatening a crime?
Being accused of threatening or intimidating another person may result in a charge of terroristic threat or telephone harassment, offenses prosecuted as violent crimes. When such threats or intimidation are against a family member, the charge could be filed as a domestic violence offense. If convicted, such assaultive charges can have lifelong consequences. If you or a loved one has been arrested for threatening and intimidating or for domestic violence, you should speak to a Houston domestic violence attorney at Chernoff Law. We specialize in defending those who have been accused of domestic violence, spousal abuse or threatening and intimidating and our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of each client and to providing them the best possible defense against their charges.
A charge of terroristic threat can be made when one person threatens another with imminent bodily injury. Even if no physical contact or injury results, the threat alone is considered legally to constitute a crime. In a family situation such threats can include sexual threats or intimidation, threatening language or threats of punishment. Our legal team has years of experience as former prosecutors. They understand the workings of the criminal justice system and prosecutorial actions that are likely to take place in your case. Even if your spouse retracts or refuses to file a complaint, it is entirely up to the prosecutor whether the case will be taken to court or dismissed.
Challenging Threatening and Intimidating Charges
Assault, Stalking and Harassment charges can bring severe penalties. It is important to have an experienced and tenacious lawyer who understands the actions the prosecution will take to prove their case. We have all the necessary resources to investigate all the evidence and testimony to be used against you. Challenging such evidence and providing new testimony to defend your case are only a few of the steps we are prepared to take in our goal of getting your case dismissed. Call our offices today and get an immediate consultation to discuss your case.
Accused of stalking in the Houston area?
If you have been accused of stalking an ex-spouse or girlfriend or some other individual, don’t make the mistake of thinking it is a minor offense. You need the dedicated services of an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and fight to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. If need be, your lawyer must be prepared and able to achieve an acquittal at trial. Having a stalking conviction on your record can cause you many future difficulties, including problems in getting a job or being able to own a firearm. All crimes of harassment including stalking are treated as violent crimes by the justice system and are pursued vigorously by the prosecution. You need the strongest possible defense on your side to fight to prevent suffering needlessly from a conviction.