“Stalking” means to engage in conduct which the actor knows or has reason to know would cause the victim under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, and causes this reaction on the part of the victim regardless of the relationship between the actor and victim. A conviction for Stalking can have very serious consequences. Depending on the circumstances, a person with such a conviction can expect to be sentenced to serve up to ten years in prison. A fine of up to $20,000.00 can also be imposed. In addition to these punitive consequences, a person convicted of stalking may also lose their right to vote, run for office, or possess firearms for the rest of their lives. Any person charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct or Possession of Child Pornography should contact a criminal attorney with experience in defending clients charged with Sex Crimes. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has defended numerous clients who have been charged with all levels of Stalking Crimes. Attorney Knuesel provides aggressive and experienced representation for all clients, including those charged with serious Stalking Crimes. In order to best build a defense against such charges, the earlier an experienced defense attorney is involved the better. In addition to phone availability during regular business hours, Knuesel Law Firm maintains an after-hours contact number for consultations whenever the need arises. You have a right to speak with an attorney during all phases of a criminal investigation. Do not hesitate to tell law enforcement that you would like to speak with an attorney. Call Knuesel Law Firm today to discuss your rights and your options.