Harassment is a frequently charged offense in Adams and Jefferson County and across Colorado. A believable accusation is all that is required to be charged. An accusation is all that is needed for a Denver Harassment charge. No proof of injury or harm is needed.No proof of injury or harm is needed. With one simple claim from a “victim”, an Adams or Jefferson County District Attorney can put together a case. However, in order to prove the defendant is guilty of Harassment, the District Attorney will need to produce evidence of the elements of this charge. These elements are:
Douglas County Harassment Lawyer: Proof of Harassment in Douglas County
A Douglas County DA must provide evidence of certain elements in order to prove Harassment. These are:
1.Following or stalking another person in a public place
2.Calling or texting at inappropriate times (for example: 3 am)
3.Cursing or making a rude gesture at another person in a public place
4.Hitting, kicking, or pushing another person with the desire to intimidate, torment, or antagonize another person
5.Calling, texting, or messaging a person in order to threaten injury, whether it be to the person or to their belongings
6.Constantly provoking, name calling, cursing, or issuing threats or challenges intended to cause a response, such as a fight or disturbance from an individual
There doesn't have to be any evidence to be charged with Harassment in Denver. A believable accusation is all that is needed.
Arapahoe County Harassment: Connection Between Harassment, Domestic Violence, and Gun Rights
Arapahoe County Harassment charges are often seen in Domestic Violence cases in Arapahoe County. In a Domestic Violence dispute, one partner can become angry and issue a threat. This threat results in an Arapahoe County Harassment charge. Once a person has been charged with Harassment, gun rights of the accused are immediately affected, under a mandatory Restraining / Protection order is issued, which restricts a person from possessing firearms and ammunition. You need a pro-gun criminal defense attorney on your side in order to protect your Second Amendment rights.
You will lose many rights if you have been charged with Harassment – you need to work with a Denver Harassment attorney.
Charged with Harassment in Denver? We Don't Believe it Should Define Your Future
We know anger sometimes gets the better of us. We don't think this should define you.Just like any other criminal offense, Harassment charges label a person. Having a charge on your record can affect employment and even housing. People are fearful by nature, and they don't want someone around who could possibly endanger the community, whether it is at home or at work. At O'Malley and Sawyer, we have clients who have been charged with Harassment after they got caught up in the moment. They reacted to a situation instead of calmly responding. We understand: Our instincts sometimes get the better of us when another person pushes us to the limit. Or, sometimes people are charged with Harassment and don't know why. We don't believe one poor decision should dictate your future.
Contact a Harassment Lawyer if You've been Charged with Harassment
If you have been accused or charged with Harassment in Denver County, exercise your legal right to remain silent. Contact an experienced Harassment lawyer at our office. We will develop and present an aggressive defense to stop the District Attorney in court. In some cases, we are able to get cases dismissed based on our knowledge of criminal law. After your criminal case is over, we can help you get your records sealed. Going this extra mile ensures that your future and gun rights are protected.
Colorado Harassment Statute: C.R.S. 18-9-111
“A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she:
(a) Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or subjects him to physical contact; or
(b) In a public place directs obscene language or makes an obscene gesture to or at another person; or
(c) Follows a person in or about a public place; or
(e) Directly or indirectly initiates communication with a person or directs language toward another person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telephone network, data network, text message, instant message, computer, computer network, or computer system, or other interactive electronic medium in a manner intended to harass or threaten bodily injury or property damage, or makes any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal by telephone, computer, computer network, computer system, or other interactive electronic medium that is obscene; or
(f) Makes a telephone call or causes a telephone to ring repeatedly, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate conversation; or
(g) Makes repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another and interfere in the use and enjoyment of another's home or private residence or other private property; or
(h) Repeatedly insults, taunts, challenges, or makes communications in offensively coarse language to, another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response.”