CYBERSTALKING IN FLORIDA

Florida has amended its legislation to include cyberstalking as one of the methods of stalking prohibited by Florida law. This is the recognition that cyberstalking is currently a complement of other crimes of sexual or interpersonal violence. Florida is another US state that have updated its criminal statute and incorporated these new criminal conducts. This article addresses the issue of cyberstalking under Florida law; its definition, penalties, and an example of a Florida Court decision on cyberstaling through the use blogs and e-mails.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the penalties for cyberstalking in Florida?
What additional recourse is available to victims of cyberstalking in Florida?

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