You can be arrested when a stalking complaint is filed against you, but you may not be.
The content of the complaint has a lot to do with how the police will handle the situation, and the complainant may be directed to Family Court to seek an order of protection.
On the other hand, New York police take family crimes very seriously, so it’s important that you take steps to protect yourself if you suspect criminal charges may be filed against you.
First, if you are arrested, don’t resist and don’t volunteer information to the police.
If you are served with a temporary order of protection, read it closely and follow it to the letter.
Take no action that can be viewed as retaliatory in either case.
And call an attorney. Trying to fight the criminal justice system on your own is a bad idea, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can protect your rights and fight back against charges like stalking.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 and talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney for free.