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Stalking Charges in Michigan

Violent Crimes Attorneys in Michigan

As a person charged with stalking otherwise known as criminal harassment, you need an experienced defense team by your side. At Grewal Law PLLC, we have experience working with clients who have been charged with stalking. There are different degrees of charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony. We know it is important to hear your side of the story while creating your defense.

Call us for a no obligation quote at (888) 211-5798 today, we are ready to hear your perspective on the case.

Defending Against Stalking & Harassment

Under Michigan law, stalking is defined as conduct that is directed someone that would put a reasonable person in fear for his or her safety. The contact is a series of two or more acts that cause emotional distress. Harassment is unconsented contact that would also cause emotional distress to a reasonable person. Unconsented contact is when someone reaches out to a person who has expressed a desire to have the interaction avoided or discontinued.

A person who is a victim of stalking could have the action directed towards them at home, work or any other place he or she visits on a regular basis. We will work hard to safeguard you against a wrongful conviction of stalking and will fight to ensure false evidence is not used against you in court. Cases involving stalking can be complicated and filled with emotion, so you need a lawyer to defend you against a potential conviction.

Michigan Stalking Charges

Because of the serious penalties associated with a conviction of the crime, you need legal counsel by your side throughout the entire process. Stalking can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Anyone facing a misdemeanor could have the following penalties imposed on him or her:

  • Up to one year in prison
  • Fine of up to $1,000
  • Combination of prison time and fines

In contrast, aggravated assault is charged as a felony and is brought against a person for making a credible threat of death or physical harm to a person that causes emotional distress.

The penalty for a felony conviction of stalking is as follows:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Combination of prison time and fines

Personal Protection Order

If you are under investigation for stalking an individual may be issued a personal protection order against you. Non-Domestic PPOs involving stalking restricts you from following, calling or contacting the person who had the order issued. Additionally, you will not be allowed to approach the person at home, work or in public places.

A Non-Domestic (Stalking) PPO is issued in the following circumstances:

  • Designed to protect people from an abuser who is not connected to them through a domestic relationship.
  • At least two incidents of stalking must be documented before an order will be issued. Stalking includes but is not limited to harassment through text messaging or phone calls or repeatedly showing up where a person lives or works.

Anyone who violates a PPO could eventually face a felony aggravated stalking charge. If you have a PPO issued against you do not risk having additional charges filed against you. Simply violating the PPO could cause you to face up to 93 days in jail and a fine of $500. At Grewal Law PLLC, we will also defend you against a PPO violation.

Criminal Defense Against Stalking Charges

Call our experienced Michigan criminal defense attorneys to represent you in a stalking case today. From PPO violations to aggravated stalking charges, we are ready to be your stalking defense team.

Contact Grewal Law PLLC to assist you today at (888) 211-5798. We will provide you with a no obligation quote in your case.

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