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What’s The Penalty For Stalking In New York?

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.