Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Stalking Lawyer

What is Stalking in Michigan?

Stalking is not just something that impacts celebrities and gives us something to read in the gossip magazines in waiting rooms. Stalking is a serious charge that can result in harsh criminal penalties. If convicted of stalking, the black mark on your record could haunt you for the rest of your life every time you undergo a background check when seeking employment.

Simply put, if you are facing stalking charges, your freedom and your livelihood are at stake in addition to your personal reputation. You need Willis Law to fight these charges and make sure your exposure to harsh criminal penalties and collateral consequences is minimized.

The police are not on your side if you have been charged with stalking. It is in your best interest to speak to our lawyers about your rights. Call us toll free at (888) 461-7744 for a free initial consultation.

Michigan Stalking Penalties

In the majority of cases, stalking is charged as a misdemeanor, which carries maximum penalties of up to one year in prison and fines up to $1,000. However, there are aggravating circumstances that can result in harsher penalties. For example, stalking a minor can result in felony charges. If convicted, you could be facing a sentence of five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Stalking and Restraining Orders in Michigan

Accusations of stalking often result in a restraining order being levied against the accused. It is important to follow the terms of the restraining order at all times, which often includes staying away from the accuser's home and his or her place of employment. If the terms of the restraining order are violated twice, it can result in charges of felony stalking punishable by four years in prison.

Pursuing All Options for Protecting Your Rights

We leave no stone unturned in defense of our clients. We will fight the criminal charges and restraining orders while making sure that you get the help you need to improve your position, including anger management and counseling if necessary. Contact us today to arrange your free initial consultation. 

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