Stalking is considered a serious crime in Illinois, and it can result in numerous consequences for those who are convicted. Thankfully, there may be ways that you can fight back. The following explains more about the consequences of a stalking conviction. You will also learn where to find legal assistance, and why it is so important for your stalking criminal charges case.
Types of Stalking Charges in Illinois
There are three different types of stalking listed under Illinois’ Criminal Code, 720 ILCS 5/: stalking, cyberstalking, and aggravated stalking. Each has its own definition and set of consequences for conviction.
Fighting Back Against the Charges
Stalking charges are not as clear-cut as the courts might like you to believe. In fact, there are many strategies and defenses that can be used. However, one should avoid trying to fight such charges alone since a conviction may result in prison time and could permanently scar your record. Furthermore, it should be noted that there may be additional charges tied to a stalking charge (i.e. sexual assault), so skilled guidance and representation can be crucial.
Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, has over 25 years of experience. Dedicated and experienced, our Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer will fight aggressively to protect your rights and best interests. In every case, we pursue the most favorable outcome. Ask how we can assist with your case by scheduling a personalized consultation. Call 847-253-3400.
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