Stalking charges are usually filed as felonies in Colorado. What can be just as distressing as the severity of the court-ordered penalties in the stalking cases are the possibilities of permanently damaging one’s reputation, career, family and future.
As a result, when stalking charges are filed, it will be essential to retain one of the Colorado Springs stalking defense attorneys at The Kohn Law Firm to ensure that the accused has the strongest possible defense and superior representation at every phase of the case. Since 2003, our esteemed lawyers have been committed to fiercely defending the rights of the accused and to working tirelessly to help them obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.
When Stalking Charges Are Filed…
Stalking charges are typically filed when a person has been accused of:
- Threatening someone else and, following the threats, allegedly surveilling, contacting and/or somehow communicating with the threatened person (or someone intimately connected to the threatened person) on a repeated basis
- Contacting, surveilling and/or communicating with a person (or someone intimately connected to that person) on a repeated basis and, in the course of this persistent contact, causing the alleged victim to experience emotional distress.
Witness statements, as well as phone records and surveillance footage, can all be critical evidence in these cases.
Stalking Charges: Potential Penalties upon Conviction
While the severity of stalking charges will vary according to the specifics of a given case, in general, these charges can be filed as:
- Class 5 felonies if a person has no criminal history of allegedly stalking someone else in the past – These charges can result in as much as 3 years in prison upon conviction.
- Class 4 felonies if a person has even one prior stalking conviction on his record and/or the incident occurred in violation of an existing restraining order – Upon conviction, these charges can result in up to 6 years in prison.
It’s also important to point out that stalking charges:
- Can be filed in conjunction with other criminal charges (like, for instance, assault charges or restraining order violations) and that other charges can only compound the potential penalties a person may face
- Can be considered to be “extraordinary risk crimes,” which can give a judge the discretion to intensify the possible penalties a person faces upon conviction.
Colorado Springs Stalking Defense Lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been charged with stalking? If so, the Colorado Springs stalking defense attorneys at The Kohn Law Firm are ready to aggressively defend your rights and help you bring your case to a successful resolution. At The Kohn Law Firm, we have been dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional service, ethical treatment and aggressive representation since 2003. This means that our clients can always count on us to help them:
- Navigate and understand the complexities of the criminal justice system
- Mitigate the negative impacts associated with stalking charges
- Advocate their rights and protect their freedom at every phase of their case.
As a former Deputy District Attorney, Shimon Kohn understands how prosecutors build their cases, and he knows how to dispute their allegations while figuring out the best potential legal remedies to vigorously defend his clients.
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