In many cases, people are accused of stalking even though under the definition of the law, they did not commit any acts that would be considered stalking in California.
Definition of Stalking in California
CA.gov features a page on stalking in California. The page has a section on it regarding behaviors that are defined as stalking. These behaviors include the following:
- Spying – This can include cyberstalking, literally hiding and spying or showing up at an event and keeping watch.
- Threatening – Making threats that cause the victim fear or apprehension, such as threatening to enter the victim’s home.
- Monitoring – Keeping track of the victim’s activities by following them online through their social media pages, using a GPS device or questioning the victim’s friends and family about the victim’s activities and whereabouts.
- Harassing – Making several calls to the victim that are harassing in their frequency or due to their content.
There are several defenses that can be used if you have been accused of stalking. To learn more about what happens if you are accused of stalking in California and what you should do about it, call the Law Office of Louis J. Goodman. Criminal defense lawyer Louis J. Goodman has been successfully protecting the rights of people charged with stalking. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with him.