As life becomes further enmeshed with technology (and social media in particular), private conversations and emotions can become all the more visible to the outside world. Our experienced South Florida criminal defense attorneys know that, in such a technology-reliant world, stalking no longer means simply following somebody around or consistently waiting for them outside of their place of work.
So-called “cyber stalking,” as defined by Section 784.048 of the Florida State Statutes, occurs when someone uses technology to communicate with someone (with no legitimate purpose) in a way that causes the recipient of the messages to become emotionally distressed.
Just last week, according to the Sun Sentinel, a North Lauderdale man was arrested for allegedly cyber stalking his ex-girlfriend. Because of the Facebook messages he sent to her, the 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated cyber stalking, with bond set at $150,000.