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Stalking in Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado: How is Stalking Charged?

Stalking in Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado: How is Stalking Charged?

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Jan 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stalking, C.R.S. 18-3-602, occurs in Denver and Arapahoe County whenever a person directly, or indirectly through another person, knowingly:

(a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or

(b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or

(c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.

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Stalking in Denver, Jefferson and Adams County: What is the Sentence for Stalking?

Under the above circumstances, Stalking in Denver, Jefferson and Adams County,is normally a class 5 felony and an extraordinary risk crime. However, Stalking becomes a class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, or if the offense occurs within seven years after the date of a prior offense for which a person was convicted. Stalking is also a class 4 felony if, during the time of the offense, there was a temporary or permanent protection order, injunction, or condition of bond, probation, or parole or any other court order in effect, prohibiting the behavior.

Stalking Lawyer in Douglas County: Call if Facing Charges

In some Stalking cases in Douglas County, perhaps a person feels lonely and misses their ex-spouse, so they call them repeatedly and cause the ex-spouse serious emotional distress.  In other cases, a person may make a threat towards another person at work after an argument, and repeatedly follows them after work to intimidate them. These warrant Stalking charges.

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