Stalking is the deliberate harassment of a person which infringes on his privacy. Stalking is called stalking in the law. If you or someone close to you is suspected of stalking, it is important to hire a professional lawyer. The lawyers at our firm have a lot of experience in handling criminal cases, including stalking cases. Please contact us for assistance and advice.
Stalking is punishable in art. 285b of the Penal Code. The legal text can be found below:
He who unlawfully and systematically intentionally infringes another person's privacy with a view to forcing that other person to do something, to refrain from doing something or to tolerate something or to frighten that other person will be punished, as guilty of harassment, with a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine of the fourth category.
Punishment for stalking
Many people wonder what punishment someone can expect for stalking, but this question can never be answered just like that. Sentencing is a custom job. In the case of a conviction, the judge looks at all kinds of factors, such as the circumstances under which the offence was committed, the person of the suspect, the maximum sentence and judgements in similar cases. The lawyers at our firm can make a realistic estimate of a possible sentence, even though it is ultimately up to the judge to make the decision.
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