Stalking Is a Form of Abuse, Call Us Today
The mental image conjured by domestic violence probably focus on physical attacks; upset lovers threatening each other with baseball bats, knives, or frying pans. Frequently, however, domestic abuse occurs without actual physical harm. One such form of abuse is stalking.
What is Stalking
California law defines a stalker as person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or willfully and maliciously harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family. Harassment and abuse are serious issues to deal with, whether you are accused of harassment or are being harassed yourself. If you are being stalked or are accused of stalking, the Marin family law lawyers of Kaspar & Lugay, LLP are ready to assist you.
Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
Protecting Yourself, Your Family, Your Reputation
Regardless of which side of the stalking equation you are on, you can get the help you need from our experienced North Bay family lawyers. Regardless of your relationship with your stalker, a family law attorney like those at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, is well-versed in these types of cases and the best ways to protect you and your family. On the flip side, if you are accused of stalking someone, we can help you minimize exposure to legal consequences, and move forward in a more positive direction. These kinds of cases can have broad and unexpected consequences, including difficulties with employment in the future. If you are the one who has been stalked, we can help you protect yourself. How? We can help you by obtaining a restraining order designed to put a stop to the stalking by:
- Your husband, wife or registered domestic partner
- Your ex-spouse or estranged husband or wife
- Your former dating partner
- Your cohabiting partner
- The other parent of your child
- A close relative who has been stalking you
Kaspar & Lugay, LLP: Family Law Firm Serving the North Bay
Our California divorce law firm has the skill and experience to make a difference in your case. For more information regarding your rights and harassment, abuse, or unfounded accusations of harassment and abuse, get in touch with us online or call 415-789-5881 today.
Who are the primary victims of stalking
Absolutely anyone can be the victim of stalking. However, women do tend to be the victims of stalking on average more than other groups. Nearly 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.
Who are the stalkers
Although stalking is a crime that can be committed by anyone, men do tend to be the primary perpetrators. 94% of stalkers identified by female victims and 60% of the stalkers identified by male victims were male. Overall, 87% of the stalkers identified by victims were male. In addition, on net, most victims of stalking tend to actually know their stalker. As a result, contrary to popular opinion, women are often stalked by intimate partners while the relationship is still intact.
What are the signs of stalking
Here are a few signs of stalking to keep an eye out for:
- The Stalker Lurks Around Your Workplace or Neighborhood
- The Stalker Watches You From a Distance
- Repeated Phone Calls From Someone You Don’t See Regularly
- The Stalker Gives Inappropriate Gifts
- The Stalker Tries to Manipulate You into Interacting
- The Stalker Uses the Internet to Follow You and Sends Emails and Texts Often
- The Stalker Acts Violently or Threatens You