Phoenix Stalking and Harassment Attorney
Stalking and Harassment Defense Lawyer in Arizona
Stalking and harassment crimes in Arizona are treated very harshly and
are usually prosecuted as felony offenses. In general, an individual can
be charged with stalking if they commit a series of acts that would frighten
a reasonable person. The victim of the stalking must actually fear for
their safety or the safety of their family before charges can be filed.
In Phoenix, harassment is less serious than stalking and only requires
evidence that the defendant continuously bothered, alarmed, or annoyed
the victim with acts that served no legitimate purpose.
These offenses tend to involve an existing relationship between the defendant
and the alleged victim. Because a large number of stalking cases in Phoenix,
Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe arise from fractured relationships,
the possibility of untrue or misleading allegations from the accuser is
increased. Phoenix stalking defense attorney Joshua S. Davidson is a former
felony prosecutor who was assigned to the family violence bureau of the
county attorney’s office and prosecuted numerous
domestic violence cases including those involving stalking. He understands that sometimes
the “victims’ of harassment and restraining order cases will
initiate contact or otherwise lure the defendant into resuming their relationship
only to later file a police report when they become angry or upset for
some reason. Phoenix restraining order attorney Joshua S. Davidson has
seen for too many cases where spiteful ex-spouses and former boyfriends/girlfriends
have used these laws as a sword and not a shield.
Harassment and Stalking Defense in Phoenix
Stalking and harassment convictions in Phoenix can carry significant penalties
including prison, probation, jail time and fines. Phoenix Harassment Attorney
Joshua S. Davidson will vigorously challenge the validity of your stalking
or harassment charges and take the fight to the prosecution. Having him
protect your rights will help maximize your chances of a dismissal or
reduction in your charges.