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What a Stalk/ Intimidate Charge Means

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What does stalk/intimidate mean?

Section 13 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 provides a charge of stalking or intimidation as actions that intend to cause another person to fear physical or mental harm.

The maximum prescribed penalty is 5 years imprisonment, 50 penalty units, or both. 

A stalk/intimidate charge is often coupled with domestic violence related offences.

You may be charged with stalk/intimidate if:

  • You repeatedly make phone calls, send texts or direct messages
  • Make threats to a person or their family
  • Constantly attend a person’s residence or place of employment
What are the defences to a charge of stalk/intimidate?

On a case-by-case basis, our specialist criminal lawyers at the Australia Legal Practice may be able to defend a charge of stalk/intimidate.

It is best to contact our legal specialist at the Australian Legal Practice at (02) 8084 9929 for personalised advice.

Options when charged with stalk/intimidate

Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:

  1. Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
  2. Plead not guilty – Deny committing the offence and breaking the law

If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced criminal lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence.  

The best way to get off a stalk/intimidate charge is to contact our experienced criminal lawyers. Our solicitors at the Australian Legal Practice have extensive experience and specialise in criminal charges. We provide tailored advice and are armed with the right knowledge to fight your case.

If your matter is urgent, call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation.


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