Stalking in the Fourth Degree is a Class B Misdemeanor that is charged when prosecutors believe they can prove that you have engaged in a course of conduct directed at a specific person – often a current or former intimate partner – where there was no legitimate purpose for the conduct except to cause fear of harm, or a threat to person’s employment, business, or career.
Communications like telephone calls, text messages, and emails are a key piece of a stalking charge, as is the clear communication to you that you stop those communications.
Stalking is often charged as part of a violation of an Order of Protection.
Additional instances of stalking will be charged as more serious misdemeanors and even felonies. Stalking in the Fourth Degree is a Class B Misdemeanor and carries a sentence of up to three months.
If you’ve been charged with Stalking in Queens, call the defense attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.