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How to Defend Against a Stalking Charge

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | January 12, 2018

Stalking continues to be a hot topic in the news all across the country. It has always been a crime, but has gotten more notice with the advent of social media and the ability to ''follow'' people online.

Being accused of stalking does not have to ruin your life. There are ways for you to defend yourself against those accusations and eventual charges in Colorado Springs.

Stalking comes in various forms, which include the following:

  • Sending unwanted emails, letters or gifts
  • Physically following another person
  • Secretly videotaping or taking pictures of someone
  • Placing a GPS device on a person's car
  • Monitoring a person's online activity, phone calls or emails
  • Issuing threats to harm the person, their loved ones or pets
  • Causing damage to the person's property

A common defense of a stalking charge in Colorado is to make claim that the victim lied about the stalking. This is a very difficult defense to prove in court so you must have plenty of evidence that can support this claim, such as an airtight alibi or other physical evidence that proves you were not the one stalking the alleged victim.

Another defense for a stalking charge is that the victim mistakenly identified you as their stalker or intentionally accused you of being the stalker. Again, you will need a lot of evidence to prove this claim.

An experienced criminal defense attorney will work to have your charges dropped by using the defense that the prosecution was unable to prove each aspect of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.

Have you been charged with stalking in Colorado? If so, you need to learn all that you can about your legal situation and how you can best defend yourself against the charges.

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