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Florida Couple Sentenced for Cyberstalking, Extortion

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A Florida couple was recently sentenced to just under four years in prison for cyberstalking and extorting money from multiple people, including a judge. The 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old woman from Homestead are each facing four counts of cyberstalking and one count of attempted extortion. They have been sentenced to 46 months in prison,… Read More »

Man Arrested In Prostitution Sting By Miami Police

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you get into a car accident, you usually just exchange driver’s license and insurance information with the other parties involved. You don’t usually pimp them out for sex, but that is what a Tampa man did. He is now behind bars after police arrested him in a prostitution sting. The 34-year-old man was… Read More »

Florida Massage Parlors Raided After Prostitution Investigation

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many businesses operate under the guise of massage parlors, only to be housing prostitutes for commercial sex acts. This has been the case in Santa Rosa County, where deputies went undercover in a prostitution investigation and were offered sex in exchange for money. On October 22, police executed search warrants at four businesses, including… Read More »

Florida Teen Faces Charges For Cyberstalking Politician

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many people try to contact celebrities and public figures via social media and online apps. But when this contact turns to harassment and extortion that causes fear and emotional harm, a person can face criminal charges such as cyberstalking. That is what a Florida teen is facing after he threatened state Sen. Lauren Book… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Cyberstalking Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Bullying and harassment has been an issue forever. However, the internet has made things much easier to harass people. Many people even cyberstalk their victims, causing great emotional harm. A Florida man has been accused of cyberstalking not one, but three people over an 18-month period. The victims showed FBI agent screenshots of the… Read More »

New Florida Cyberstalking Bill Could Mean 15 Years In Prison

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the past, bullying and stalking was done only in person. A person would follow someone around or physically or verbally attack someone. They might call them names to their face. This doesn’t happen as much anymore. While some bullying does still happen in person, computers and other electronic devices have made it easier… Read More »

“Nightmare Neighbor” Arrested For Cyberstalking, Other Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

We often think of neighbors as friendly people we can trust and rely on. However, many of us know that is not always the case. Sometimes we are harassed by neighbors who may make threats to us, our spouses, children, and even pets. A “nightmare neighbor” in Cape Coral was recently arrested after people… Read More »

Florida Woman Dealing With Cyberstalker for 3 Years

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the past, stalking was solely physical in nature. A person would follow their victim around town, perhaps to their work or home. But now, with technology rapidly advancing, a person can cyberstalk, or track their victims online. They can hack into their social media accounts, email accounts and even their phones. It’s so… Read More »

Florida Man Guilty of Cyberstalking Charges Against Women

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Stalking someone has become easier than ever. You don’t need to even be in the same vicinity of the person you intend to stalk. You can even stalk someone many states away or even across the world thanks to the internet. This is called cyberstalking and it is against the law. A person typically… Read More »

Florida Woman Arrested for Cyberstalking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many people get bullied in person, but more and more people are getting bullied online. Social media and dating websites have made it easy for people to harass and threaten someone electronically. While some people think it’s not too big of a deal, it actually is. It’s called cyberstalking and can actually be a… Read More »

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