Defense for Stalking, Threatening or Harassment Charges
If you are involved in a domestic dispute, contacting your spouse or significant other can often be considered a form of stalking, threatening or harassment, especially if there is a protective order or restraining order in place. Therefore, to protect yourself from unfair restrictions or false allegation, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we protect the rights of individuals in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in surrounding areas accused of spousal abuse or domestic violence as well as other crimes. We understand that all too often small arguments simply get out of control. Our lawyers will help you understand what you should and should not do and defend your interests throughout the process.
If you're involved in a domestic dispute, you likely have many questions and may be unaware of your legal options. We'll help you navigate the challenging road ahead.
Accused of Stalking or Harassment? Protect Your Rights
If you have been accused of stalking, threatening or harassment, contact us by calling 203-371-1000 to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. We provide the effective legal defense you need and work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome.
How to Protect Yourself From False Allegations
If you've had a protective order or restraining order placed against you, you must take steps to protect yourself from further consequences. Unfortunately, some people try to use protective orders to their own advantage by baiting the other person. To protect yourself from such tactics, there are several things you can do:
- Keep a journal and record your whereabouts and the time you spend in a particular location
- Take notes while conversing with people over the phone
- Keep all e-mails, texts, cell phone records and other documentary evidence
- Ask your friends to keep track of the times you spend together, noting your activities and times of day
Above, the most important thing you can do is avoid contact with the person who has put the protective order in place. Even if he or she wishes to drop the order, the court must approve before any contact can take place.