A Florida State Attorney, several county judges and court reporters were among those being subjected to harassment and stalking, according to records released by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. After looking into the numerous complaints, sheriffs eventually arrested an ex-convict, who is now looking another lengthy stretch behind bars should he be convicted of the numerous charges he is facing.
Court records seem to show that the man had a vendetta against the Broward County courts system, and he apparently believes that court officials conspired against him during his previous legal troubles. In a YouTube video made by the man, he specifically accuses county officials of burning down his business and fabricating evidence and court records to ensure he was convicted.
The man was originally released from prison in March after serving a sentence for a drug conviction, and he immediately began tormenting and harassing court officials almost from the moment of his release. Detectives in charge of the case show that the man made more than 50 calls to various judges and one state attorney. However, it was the state attorney that bore the brunt of the stalking and harassment.
In another YouTube video, the man called out the state attorney by stating he was a murderer and terrorist. As well, a separate event saw the man threaten a judge that he would be showing up in his courtroom since the judge refused to return his calls. Of course, the man is free to show up at the courthouse whenever he pleases and his right to free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. For this reason, it remains to be seen whether or not his actions can truly be seen to constitute stalking.
Court reports never mention that the man actually followed through with his threats to show up at the judge’s workplace, and they also never state that the man followed anyone around or was ever seen outside any of the complainants’ homes. Of course, whether or not the man will eventually be found guilty depends in large part on the competence of his Fort Lauderdale stalking defense attorney. Simply because the man apparently has a personal vendetta against some court employees doesn’t means that he is actually guilty of stalking. In this case, the specific actions he took matter far more than anything he may have said.
Being charged with stalking has the potential to carry serious legal consequences. If you or anyone you know finds yourself in a similar situation, it is important that you get the legal help and advice you need to help defend yourself. Our Fort Lauderdale stalking defense attorney can assist you throughout your case and help determine an effective defense that gives you a better chance of beating the charges. Therefore, don’t hesitate to contact Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939 to see what we can do for you.