Austin Stalking Attorney Jason Trumpler - Harassment Defense By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on May 01, 2020

Stalking Attorney in Austin, Texas

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Stalking is a crime in the State of Texas that constitutes a felony. Any felony conviction can have grave consequences. A stalking conviction on your records can damage your reputation and jeopardize future employment and housing opportunities. Also, if the State convicts you of stalking, you could face severe penalties, including prison and steep fines.

If the State has you or someone that you know has been accused of the crime of stalking, the first step is to hire a reputable and experienced criminal defense attorney that will fight to get the best results possible for his clients. Jason Trumpler has 20 years of experience in criminal law and has thousands of his client's charges reduced or thrown out. Contact Our Office Today At 512-457-5200.

Potential Consequences

Merely annoying behavior, for example, repeatedly calling someone's phone, while possibly criminal, does not necessarily constitute the felony offense of stalking. The Texas Penal Code defines stalking as when a person knows or should have known that he or she is engaging in a continuous course of conduct or behavior another will regard as threatening. Threatening behavior is any type of action that may place another in fear that any of the following may occur:

  1. Bodily injury or death of the other person;
  2. Bodily injury or death for a member of the other person's family or household or for an individual with whom the other person has a dating relationship; or,
  3. That an offense will be committed against the other person's property.

It is also stalking if you engage in continuous activity that causes another, a member that person's family or household, or an individual that person has a dating relationship to be placed in fear, or fear of:

  1. Bodily injury;
  2. Death; or,
  3. That an offense will be committed against the other person's property.

Finally, it is stalking if you engage in a continuous course of conduct that causes another to:

  1. Feel harassed;
  2. Feel annoyed;
  3. Feel alarmed;
  4. Feel abused;
  5. Feel tormented;
  6. Feel embarrassed; or,
  7. Feel offended.

For behavior to constitute stalking, you must direct the conduct at a specific person or persons.

Stalking is a 3rd Degree Felony. If the State convicts you of stalking, potential repercussions may include:

  • 2 to 10 Years in Prison; and,
  • Fine Up to $10,000

If you have previous stalking convictions on your background, the State may enhance the charge to a 2nd Degree Felony. If the State convicts you of a 2nd Degree Felony, potential repercussions may include:

  • 2 to 20 Years in Prison; and,
  • Fine Up to $10,000

Contact Us Today at 512-457-5200

An experienced attorney can examine the details of your case and help you develop the most robust defense possible. Jason Trumpler knows the intricacies of the law and will fight for your rights and your freedom in court. Currently, Jason Trumpler practices throughout Central Texas, including Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Comal County, Bastrop County, Burnet County, Lee County, Coryell County, and Bell County. Contact Our Office Today At 512-457-5200.

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Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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