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DAVID CLARK
Criminal Defense Attorney

Chester County Stalking Lawyer

In Chester County, the type of charges involving stalking, which is a criminal offense, can be derived from family disputes, personal or social disputes, and/or random acts where an individual feels they are being followed, harassed or, in accordance with the law, an individual is acting in an inappropriate fashion via social media, which can lead to a stalking charge. Stalking is taken seriously because, in most cases, it is the type of charge that can lead to even more serious charges. Stalking is similar to following an individual with the intent to commit a more serious crime.

Additionally, random stalking without having any familiar context can also be serious because it often depicts the perpetrator in a manner which finds them to be mentally insufficient to be around people in society. Oftentimes, a stalker with no familiar connection to a victim is psychologically impaired.

Therefore, when anyone makes a claim against a person that involves stalking or the potential for such a charge, it may be beneficial to contact an experienced Chester County criminal defense attorney. Only then can that person be assured the individual bringing the charges is not merely using the claim as a means of getting back at a person or using it as a means, in some ways, to be more successful in domestic court. Stalking is the type of charge that, when treated with less severity, is something that can be easily eliminated from a person’s record and made to go away, but only with the assistance of the right Chester County stalking attorney on his or her side is a disposition such as that possible.

Stalking Charges

In a general sense, stalking is most often charged in domestic types of cases where an individual merely has words with another individual or an individual merely shows up at a house they owned or lived at one point. Stalking seems to be the most common charge the alleged victim tries to bring against the alleged defendant. The alleged victim may use a conviction or even charge for stalking to gain an advantage in a domestic relations case.

Stalking is commonly misunderstood when it comes to domestic cases, boyfriend-girlfriend situations, and even employee-employer situations. When a person feels someone may be charging or making a complaint against them for stalking or any other offense or even misdemeanor involving charges of stalking or harassment, it could be helpful to get the right advice at the right time from a stalking attorney in Chester County.

Possible Defenses

By putting a defense up even before charges are filed, an individual who otherwise would be charged with such a crime may often turn the table on the accuser by claiming a false complaint is about to be made. By doing this, with the use of an experienced Chester County stalking attorney, a person could best avoid any sort of prosecution for stalking and/or harassment.

In many of cases of stalking and harassment, the disposition has led, when proven the alleged victim is not telling the truth, to dispositions which include the original complainant being arrested, the defendant being able to sue that complainant in civil court for damages, and the original defendant not only being found not guilty but being able to be the moving party in any domestic case involving children or any other matter society would have otherwise looked upon as negative.

Working with a Defense Attorney

The qualities an individual should look for in researching the right criminal attorney for their case in Chester County involves the relationship between the lawyer and the client and the lawyer’s background. When a client seeks out the services of an experienced Chester County stalking attorney, those should be the qualities of the most importance. They should want an individual who has experience in Chester County courts, has handled cases involving stalking, harassment, and other charges, and knows how to deal with prosecutors and the courts to seek a positive resolution.

If a person is comfortable with their lawyer, then the case may work out to their benefit. As a result, experience, local know-how, and relationships with the client should be at the forefront of any lawyer an individual is considering to hire as their defense attorney.