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Many women associate domestic abuse with physical violence or the threat of violence, but in today’s world, the behavior of a partner, family member or another member of a household that causes an individual to feel scared or unsafe could be considered domestic violence.
Evidence suggests that instances of cyberstalking are on the rise. A recent study published by the National Violence Against Women Survey found that one out of every 12 women in the United States have been stalked at some point in their lives; that amount adds up to nearly 8 million women. If you have been charged with stalking, you should contact a Rhode Island domestic violence attorney.
Call 401.312.4385 to schedule a free consultation with a Rhode Island domestic violence attorney.
Classifying abusive online behavior can be difficult, especially if the individual committing the abuse is currently in an intimate relationship with their abuser.
Cyberstalking is considered stalking; stalking is illegal in the United States. Stalking is defined by a repeated pattern of malicious behavior that causes the victim to fear for their safety. Before the mass adoption of the internet and smartphones, stalking required the perpetrator to be within the same geographic area as the victim.
Today, smartphones and the internet allow domestic cyberstalking to occur from anywhere in the world. In addition, the internet permits a certain level of anonymity to stalkers which allows them to easily encourage and persuade third parties into harassing and threatening the stalking victim.
If you have been charged with cyberstalking in Rhode Island, you need to take these charges seriously. A conviction of cyber stalking could mean considerable prison sentences and fines. The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. can offer you unparalleled legal advocacy and results-driven legal plans.
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