If you have been charged with a crime of cyber-stalking or cyber-bullying, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer right away. The sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the greater opportunity you will have for avoiding the harshest penalties in an Internet crime case.
Time can be a critical factor influencing the outcome of your case. A thorough investigation of the facts may include examination of your computer's hard drive and online records in social media and other forums.
A new Florida law may also have an impact on your cyber-bullying defense. That new law increases the likelihood that some people will be found guilty of cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying. According to this law, effective in 2013, once someone tells you that he or she does not want contact with you online, you may be found in violation if you do not stop. This law has the potential to put an occasional post on Facebook in the same category as heated text messaging by cellphone.
Although posting a comment in a social media forum is very different from confronting someone in person, Florida does not distinguish between in-person stalking and cyber-stalking. If you are accused of cyber-bullying or cyber-stalking, you are at risk of emerging with a criminal record as a result of words that you typed on a computer keyboard. Contact Delgado & Romanik to learn how we can defend you in a case of this type.
For more information about the new cyber-bullying law in Florida, talk to our lawyers. At Delgado & Romanik in Daytona Beach, we aim to make our legal representation affordable and accessible to members of our community. We offer free initial consultations and a variety of payment options, including credit cards, payment plans and assignments.
Contact us by calling 386.222.6677 or by sending us an email to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand.