Texas Sexual Abuse Attorneys
The Internet has completely changed the way that we communicate with others and the ways in which we live our lives. While the ease of communication and connection afforded by the Internet has made amazing contributions to our culture and society, it has also unfortunately become a breeding ground in which offenders commit crime. Cyberstalking, as some of these crimes have become known, involves the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual.
In the state of Texas, legislation known as the Electronic Communications Act was passed in 2001 and explicitly prohibits cyberstalking, cyberharassment, and other forms of online abuse. Some examples of cyberstalking can include:
- Damage to reputations and false accusations
- Facebook abuse
- Attempts to gather personal information
- Monitoring a victim's online activities
- Encouraging others to harass a victim
- Arrangements to meet
- Online sexual abuse and other Internet sex crimes
Using the Internet to harass or abuse someone is a serious criminal offense. As a form of stalking, these crimes can be considered a form of mental assault, which involves repeated and unwanted actions against a victim. In addition, many of cyberstalking cases have the potential and risk to result in physical contact, meetings, or assaults.
Representing Cyberstalking Victims
Cyberstalking and cyberbullying have become increasingly prevalent topics in modern society, and they can be seen as serious issues that pose extremely negative consequences. At Stern Law Group, we feel that no victim should have to tolerate any form of abuse, and we work to evaluate the cases of cyberstalking victims in order to determine the legal avenues and actions they have available. Stern Law Group is intent on protecting the rights of the clients we represent and to fighting vigorously on their behalf during the entirety of their case. Contact our firm today.