The newest form of stalking relies upon electronic means — chiefly the
Internet — to track down, threaten, and harass individuals. Cyberstalking has
yet to be singled out as a federal crime, though legislation has been
introduced. The methods of stalking online differ greatly from those of the
physical variety. Local and federal authorities rely on traditional stalking
laws, however, to prosecute offenders, unless the offense takes place in a state
with specific cyberstalking statutes.
The chief distinction between the “conventional” form of stalking and its high-tech offshoot is that cyberstalking can happen regardless of the distance between the offender and the victim. Physical contact is usually absent. Cyberstalking harassment generally takes the form of malicious rumors in online communities, offensive or threatening email, or attempts to disable the victim’s computer with a virus.
Cyberstalking is a relatively new crime, having originated in the 1990s. As such, legislation is surely on its way to strengthen penalties and further define this form of harassment. As technology evolves, crimes and subsequent laws will inevitably evolve, too. What will not change, however, are the civil and Constitutional rights of the accused. If you have been charged with cyberstalking, protect your rights with the help of an attorney with the skills to traverse such an expanding landscape.
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Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine