Understand Your Rights and Protect Your Safety with the Help of a Stalking Attorney
Often, when clients meet attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt at our offices in Freehold or East Brunswick, NJ, to discuss filing a restraining order against someone by whom they feel stalked or harassed, they are unclear or unaware of what legally constitutes the illegal act. With the advent of social media and modern technology, many are unaware that a crime can be committed without physically following and monitoring another party's activities. Due to the complexity of some of these cases, consulting a stalking attorney is strongly encouraged. To schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call (732) 238-8700.
In the state of New Jersey, stalking is considered a serious offense. In order to ensure your safety, it is advised that you notify family, friends, and those close to you about the situation, and avoid any type of interaction with the stalker.
What is Stalking?
Stalking may not always be a single act perpetrated by a single person, but may often include numerous incidents involving someone who has willfully and maliciously repeated unwanted instances of criminal harassment. If you feel that someone is intimidating or threatening you, immediately begin collecting any evidence of these actions. Often, a stalker will leave unwanted gifts, voicemails, and other evidence that can be used against them. To help us build a successful case, victims should:
- Collect records of emails, phone conversations, and in-person confrontations.
- Keep a journal describing how your interaction and communication made you feel. Use details to describe if you felt scared, threatened, or concerned.
- Collect any physical gifts, including letters, flowers, and other items.