If you have been arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Offense, it is important that you understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are. Idaho's domestic violence laws can be complex and severe. You should not try to take on the criminal justice system on your own.
What is Stalking, Harassment, and Telephonic Harassment?
A person commits the crime of stalking in the first degree if the person violates section 18-7906, Idaho Code, and:
- The actions constituting the offense are in violation of a temporary restraining order, protection order, no contact order or injunction, or any combination thereof; or
- The actions constituting the offense are in violation of a condition of probation or parole; or
- The victim is under the age of sixteen (16) years; or
- At any time during the course of conduct constituting the offense, the defendant possessed a deadly weapon or instrument; or
- The defendant has been previously convicted of a crime under this section or section 18-7906, Idaho Code, or a substantially conforming foreign criminal violation within seven (7) years, notwithstanding the form of the judgment or withheld judgment; or
- The defendant has been previously convicted of a crime, or an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit a crime, involving the same victim as the present offense under any of the following provisions of Idaho Code or a substantially conforming foreign criminal violation within seven (7) years.
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If you are charged with a Domestic Violence charge, you need a lawyer that will fight to protect your rights. Do not take on the system yourself. Call me today to discuss your case.