An article on examiner.com discusses the plight of victims with California domestic violence restraining orders that are finding that those restraining order documents are doing little in preventing their stalkers from tracking and harassing them online. By targeting blogs and social networking sites, these restrainees are able to continue to harass their victims, with little recourse for courts or authorities.
With the amazing popularity and worldwide commonality of the Internet, social networking sites, and blogs, it has become very easy for even those with limited computer experience to track the comings and goings of web surfers, using things like online hit counters and website statistic portals. However, prosecutors are reluctant to prosecute batterers for monitoring victim’s blogs and web sites claiming that the World Wide Web is public domain and that blogs and web sites are not protected.
The article explains that:
“Batterers are receiving what can best be described as a 21st Century free pass until law makers and victim advocates help to improve stalking and restraining order statutory language and guidelines to include the words “electronic monitoring of blogs and web sites” as violations and part of stalking statutory language.”
As our technology and the ways in which we communicate continue to evolve, it is important for our courts and legal system to keep pace. An experienced California restraining orders attorney at Wallin & Klarich can help insure that all issues and fears are addressed by the filing of your restraining order. Our attorneys can help the courts understand if you have special circumstances surrounding your case, insuring the best possible result for any legal action you decide to take.
Whether you need to file a restraining order or defend yourself against a restraining order, contact Wallin & Klarich Family Law to discuss your case. Call 1-888-749-7428 today for an evaluation.
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