Social Media Harassment
Online harassment can still subject you to real world penalties, so do not neglect to hire an attorney.
Over the past few years, social media has become increasingly integrated into many people’s lives. Some people use social media programs like Facebook as practically their sole means of communication with friends and family.
So it should come as no surprise that these days, restraining orders can be based on—and restrict—online contact, including social media.
Michael L. Fell Can Help at Any Stage of Your Case
If you have been accused of harassing someone via social media, a couple of things are likely to happen.
Restraining Order: First, you may be served with a temporary restraining order. Depending on the relationship between you and the recipient of your social media attentions, this could be a domestic violence restraining order or a civil harassment restraining order. In either case, Michael L. Fell can help you exercise your right to a hearing and make sure you are prepared to present your side of the story. This could result in some or all of the provisions of the restraining order being canceled.
Criminal Charges: Secondly, you may realize that criminal charges have been filed against you. Depending on what exactly you said on social media and how often you said it, you could face charges for stalking, cyberstalking, or criminal threats. Michael L. Fell can of course provide legal representation in any of these situations.
More Criminal Charges: If you continue to use social media to contact that certain someone—in violation of your restraining order—you will face additional charges and penalties. As your criminal defense attorney, Michael L. Fell will do everything in his power to minimize the severity and impact of these charges for alleged restraining order violations.
Call The Law Office of Michael L. Fell Now
Remember, it is always important to act quickly at the first sign that you have been accused of a criminal act. With early intervention from a skilled criminal defense attorney like Michael L. Fell, you may be able to get the investigation dropped before charges are officially filed, or secure a favorable plea deal. To learn more, call our office at (949) 585-9055.