On January 1, 2019 the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) was updated to include new specifics on the charge of cyberstalking.
If you have recently been charged with cyberstalking, it is important to know what the elements of this charge are, as well as the consequences you could face if convicted.
Cyberstalking as Listed by the UCMJ
According to Article 130 of the UCMJ, computer crimes have a broad definition, but stalking a person online can now be classified as stalking. Cyberstalking encompasses several forms of misconduct that involve making another person fear for his or her safety, as well as fear of sexual assault.
Punishments for Cyberstalking Conviction
If convicted of cyberstalking, you could face a range of consequences depending on the specifics of the crime, including discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowances, demotion, or possibly jail time.
How We Can Help
If you have been charged with cyberstalking, it is important to act quickly so that your attorney can begin building the best defense possible for your case. Contact the experienced military defense attorneys at Garrison Military Defense to discuss your options, or schedule a free review of your case online today.
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