Pittsburgh Stalking Defense Lawyers
Stalking charges often occur after a bad breakup or divorce. You may be criminally charged with stalking for following your ex, or for bombarding your ex with unwanted texts or calls, if you intended to put your ex in reasonable fear of bodily injury or caused substantial emotional distress.
Stalking is a serious crime in Pennsylvania graded as a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to five years in prison. Stalking is sometimes graded even more seriously as a third-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to seven years in prison if you were previously convicted of a domestic violence offense against the same person.
Spivak Law Firm provides strong, aggressive representation for people charged with domestic violence crimes, including: stalking, harassment, assault, and terroristic threats. For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Stalking and PFA Hearings
If you are the victim of stalking, it may be easier to obtain a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order than a criminal conviction. A PFA is a restraining order that prohibits a family member or intimate partner from having any contact with the victim.
A PFA is a powerful tool for stopping unwanted contact. If the PFA is violated, the abuser may be criminally charged with Indirect Criminal Contempt and face a six-month jail sentence.
Spivak Law Firm routinely handles PFA hearings and criminal domestic violence cases. For a free consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We also accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.