A guide to legal
With the increase of social media platforms, more and more people are able
to stay connected with friends and family. However, this also means that it's
easier for someone to stalk or harass you online. In this article, you will be
introduced to what stalking and harassment are and how the CPS prosecutes
these offences. You will also be provided with information on victim care and
special measures that may be necessary in some cases. If you have been a
victim of stalking or harassment, it is important to get in touch with the
police and a sexual offence solicitor as soon as possible. Similarly, if you
have been accused of stalking, you will also need the advice of a sexual
What is stalking?
Stalking is defined as a pattern of behaviour that causes fear, distress or
harassment to another person; this can include following someone,
contacting them repeatedly or making threats towards them. Harassment is
defined as any form of behaviour that causes alarm or distress to another
person. It is important to note that these definitions can apply to both
physical and online contact. So, if you are accused of this, take it seriously
and seek the advice of a sexual offence solicitor.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for prosecuting cases of
stalking and harassment in England and Wales. In order to prosecute
someone for these offences, the CPS must first assess whether there is
enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
They will also take into account whether a prosecution is in the public
interest. In order to make this decision, the CPS will look at factors such as
the severity of the offence and whether there is any history of violence. If
you have a history of violence or sexual misconduct, you will need the advice
of a sexual offence solicitor to assess your case.
If you have been a victim of stalking or harassment, it is impo