Review Us
Kaylor Law Group
Speak with one of our attorneys today 863-614-1681

What is "cyber stalking" and the potential penalties?

While the Internet is a beneficial and reliable form of technology, it is also a platform for criminal allegations. When an individual in Florida or elsewhere is accused of an Internet crime, this could mean facing serious criminal charges that comes with harsh penalties.

For example, what is "cyber stalking" and what are the potential penalties for this crime? According to Florida statue section 784.048, "cyber stalking" means to engage in conduct that is used to communicate or to cause communication through words, image or language through electronic mail or electronic communication. This conduct is directed towards a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person, and this conduct serves no legitimate purpose.

A person found guilty of willfully, maliciously and repeatedly cyber stalking another person could be charged with a misdemeanor in the first degree. According to section 755.082, this could result in imprisonment for up to one year. When a person is found guilty of willfully, maliciously and repeatedly cyber stalking another person and makes credible threats to that person, that person may have committed aggravated stalking, which is a felony in the third degree. This carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to five years.

In the age of social media and communicating through the Internet, it might seem like a simple act. However, when a person is accused of cyber stalking, it can be considered a very serious situation. It not only results in harsh penalties, but could also impact the personal and professional life of the accused. It is vital to explore defense options when facing such allegations. This could help a person avoid serious penalties.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contact US Email Us For A Response

Receive the answers you need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Location

Kaylor Law Group
3001 Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Toll Free: 888-868-0331
Phone: 863-614-1681
Fax: 863-665-8771
Lakeland Law Office Map

Kaylor Law Group
Rotary International
Local: 863-614-1681 Toll Free: 888-868-0331