Stalking in Alabama is a serious felony offense which typically arises out of a prior romantic relationship, or desired romantic relationship. A stalking conviction can have serious consequences, including significant jail time, so if you are charged with stalking, protect yourself with an experienced stalking attorney. There are a number of Stalking charges in Alabama.
Stalking I (Stalking 1st) applies to someone who repeatedly harasses another person and makes or implies threats against that person with the intent to place them in fear of death or serious harm. Alabama Code 13A-6-90 covers stalking in the first degree. Stalking first is a Class C felony, punishable by a year and a day to 10 years in prison, however, if you are charged with aggravated stalking I is guilty of a Class B felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison. Aggravated stalking in the first degree simply means stalking first while you are under an order of protection or injunction from the court advising you to stay away from the alleged victim
Stalking II (Stalking 2nd) applies to someone who repeatedly follows or harasses another person and causes them mental or emotional harm. No threats or actual danger is necessary for someone to be convicted of stalking in the second degree. Alabama Code 13A-6-90.1 covers the charges of stalking 2nd. Stalking second is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail, unless you are charged with aggravated stalking second. Aggravated stalking in the second degree is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and applies to someone who commits the crime of stalking II while under an injunction or order of protection against the victim.
Our Birmingham stalking attorneys are experienced in defending these cases, and can help you assess your case, free of charge. Stalking charges are often brought by spouses against one another in an effort to gain an advantage in their divorce or custody proceeding. They could also be brought by those seeking attention or to embarrass you because you were previously in a relationship with them. Call our experienced stalking lawyers today to assist you at 205-502-2000.