Boston Stalking Attorney
Massachusetts Stalking Laws
Stalking charges are taken very seriously in Massachusetts. In order to prove someone guilty of stalking, the prosecutor needs to prove the defendant willfully and maliciously engages in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts over a period of time. The period of conduct needs to seriously alarm or annoy the victim. The conduct needs to cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Massachusetts Stalking Penalties
If the defendant is convicted of stalking, the defendant can face up to five years in state prison. The defendant could also face not more than 2 ½ years in jail or not more than $1,000 fine. If the defendant violated a restraining order along with the stalking charge, the defendant is required to serve at least 1 year in jail. If the stalking conviction is a second or subsequent offense, the defendant must serve at least 2 years and can face up to 10 years in state prison.
Massachusetts Stalking Lawyer
Stalking is a very serious charge in Massachusetts. Even being charged with stalking could have devastating effects on your employment, family and reputation. It is important to have an experience defense attorney on your side. Attorney Chan has been prosecuting and defending stalking cases for years.
Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902 to talk about your stalking case.