Apparently Derek Fisher has had a stalker for years and he was just granted a restraining order against her. Symone Fisher, who had her name legally changed to match his, calls herself the “real Mrs. Fisher” and has been hounding both Derek and his family for quite some time.
According to the L.A. Times, she uses her social networking profiles and accounts to show her affection for the Laker guard. She began with notes and emails and has progressed to showing up at the LA Laker’s training facilities and even Fisher’s home.
Initial contacts began in about 2001 when Symone sent Fisher CD compilations and love letters. She has grown increasingly “delusional” and claims that God wants her and Fisher to be together. All of these actions and their increasing strangeness prompted the restraining order.
Under California law, restraining orders can be put in place for a variety of reasons. In most circumstances, however, they are used in domestic violence situations or cases of stalking. If Symone Fisher chooses to violate the restraining order currently in place, she could face criminal charges.
Stalking doesn’t only happen in cases of the rich and famous. Restraining orders are taken out by “regular” people every day. Perhaps you have one out against you. Even if the circumstances that led to the order aren’t fair or just, you must still abide by the terms or risk criminal prosecution.
Violating a protection order in California is a misdemeanor in most 1st time instances. This means that for your first violation, you could face up to one year in jail and fines reaching $1,000.
If you are facing charges like this, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side to represent your interests in the California criminal courts. Call me today to discuss the specifics of your case.