Stalking crimes in New York have gained notoriety in recent years because of their strong tie to domestic violence crimes.
Stalking in the Fourth Degree (NY PL 120.45) is the lowest-graded stalking charge available, and alleges that you acted intentionally, and without legitimate purpose, to engage in a course of conduct directed at a person, and knows (or should reasonably know) that the conduct will cause fear of material harm to the physical health, safety, or property of the person or someone close to them.
Keep in mind that if you are convicted of Stalking as a domestic violence matter, there may be additional penalties, including the permanent loss of certain rights.
Whatever your situation, you need legal help you can count on when you’re charged with Stalking.
Call Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 for a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo Stalking defense lawyer.