January is Stalker Awareness Month according to the Florida Department of Health. The Department estimates that over 1,000,000 women and 400,000 men are victims of stalking every year in America.
2008->Ch0784->Section%20048#0784.048″target=”_blank”>Stalking in Florida is when someone willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person.
Stalking is a first degree misdemeanor punishable for up to one year in jail. It can be charged as a third degree felony if the victim is put in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury because of the stalking. The most time someone can get if they are arrested for felony stalking is 5 years.
If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Violent Crime Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.