Santa Barbara Stalking Attorney
Let Us Help You Defend Your Rights and Freedom
California regards the crime of stalking as repeated harassment that creates
a credible threat of harm either from the victim or the victim’s
immediate family. It is usually a pattern of malicious and willful behavior,
rather than a one-time occurrence. According to the law, the crime includes
repeatedly following or harassing another person and making the victim
fear for his or her own safety.
If you’re facing a stalking charge, make sure to defend your rights
and your reputation. Talk to one of our skilled
Santa Barbara violent crimes attorneys about your case as soon as possible. The faster we learn of your case,
the sooner we can begin to mount a defense on your behalf.
Get your case started by calling us at (805) 467-6060 or filling out our online form
If you are convicted of stalking, you could face up to 1 year in jail and
fines up to $1,000. However, in some cases, probation may be granted,
or your sentence could be suspended on the condition you see a counselor.
If you have been convicted of spousal or child abuse, violated a protection
order, or making terroristic threats, you could face 2 to 5 years in state prison.
Repeated offenses usually result in more years spent imprisoned. All people
convicted of stalking after an order of protection has been filed against
them will also face a conviction for violating the court’s order
in addition to the crime of stalking itself.
Talk to Our Attorneys Today!
In many criminal defense cases, time is of the essence. Let our experienced
Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers see what we can do to help you defend your rights and your freedom. A
conviction of stalking could lead to years in prison and a mark on your
permanent criminal record, which could make life harder for you when looking
for employment or housing.
Appel & Morse has 3 decades of legal experience to offer your case, and we are dedicated
to providing tenacious advocacy for our clients.
at (805) 467-6060 or fill out our online form today!