Wheaton Attorneys For Defense Against Stalking Charges

Fear and confusion set in following an arrest. The legal process is both complex and confusing. You need a trustworthy advocate at your side providing you with the answers you need. You require a criminal defense lawyer who combines experience and knowledge of the laws and legal system to protect your rights

At Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., we represent clients charged with stalking and harassment. In addition to experience, all seven of our skilled attorneys formerly served as felony prosecutors. Unlike police officers and investigators, we are focused on your best interests.

DuPage County Harassment Defense Lawyers At Your Side

Harassment is defined by state law as making an obscene or indecent comment or request to someone with the intention of offending, threatening or annoying. It can occur face-to-face, over the phone or via the Internet. Often, charges are made when a joke is misinterpreted or a fight with a significant other gets out of hand.

Former Prosecutors Providing Strong Defense Against Stalking Allegations

Stalking involves following someone or placing a person under surveillance (a car parked outside the person's home) at least twice if it is a first offense. Threats to harm, sexually assault, confine, or scare the individual are grounds for a criminal charge. In many cases we handle, we encourage clients to seek professional help.

Fighting For The Best Outcome When Futures and Freedoms Are At Stake

Every harassment and stalking case we handle has unique issues. We take an individualized approach in getting to the facts of the criminal charge and pursue the best outcome. The stakes are high. A first offense of harassment carries jail time and a significant fine. A first offense of stalking is charged as a Class 4 Felony with multiple years in jail and a fine up to $25,000.

Add to those penalties a permanent criminal record that follows you as you apply for jobs or pursue an education.

Contact A DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online to speak with a Wheaton criminal defense attorney, or call our office in the Chicago area and locally at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

We accept credit cards for all fees.