Surveillance. You can face stalking charges when you monitor a person's phone calls or computer use. Tech-savvy stalkers can face charges for using hidden cameras or GPS systems to track a person. Other surveillance issues can include: using public records or online search services; hiring investigators; going through a person's garbage; and contacting the person's family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers to find out more about the person.
Threats and assaults. Both physical assault and sexual assault can contribute to stalking charges. Stalking charges may also result when you threaten the person's family, friends, and co-workers.
If you think you're being stalked, you may want to alert local law enforcement or even request a restraining order against the person who's making you fear for your safety. On the other hand, if you're facing stalking charges, you'll want to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to explore your legal options.