Stalking is the charge of harassment and intimidation towards another person or group. If you have been accused of stalking and convicted of the charges, the result could be years of punishment in a state prison.
Prior to making any statements to any law enforcement official, you need an immediate consultation to determine how to best protect your rights, and to help you to avoid making incriminating statements, even unintentionally.
The penalties in the State of California can be harsh, especially if the defendant has a prior record, or if the act is one of violence. A first offense could likely carry a year in county jail. If violence is a part of the offense, the sentence could include state prison; if there is a restraining order violation associated with the stalking, you could land in state prison for up to four years.
It is in your best interest to contact The Law Offices of Paula Drake to help protect your rights at the earliest opportunity.