Harassment can be committed in a variety of ways, including striking or otherwise making physical contact with another in the absence of pain, use of obscene language or gestures in a public place, following a person, making an obscene phone call, initiating repeated communications, or using fighting language. In order to amount to harassment, these acts must be committed with the intent to harass, annoy, or alarm the alleged victim.
As with third degree assault, harassment is typically associated with incidents alleged to involve domestic violence, such as when a spouse or significant other is accused of pushing the other.
While the prohibition against stalking is located within the same section as harassment, it is a distinct and separate felony.
Click below to read the official Colorado statutory definition for this offense:
- Alexander Garlin obtained a voluntarily dismissal in a Broomfield County case where their client was charged with Harassment and Violation of a Restraining Order, and which involved repeated allegations of criminal conduct by their client’s vindictive ex-wife. After intensive defense investigation and relentless negotiation with the Broomfield District Attorney’s Office, they were able to discredit the ex-wife’s claims. If convicted, their client, a successful businessman, faced a lengthy county jail sentence due to the countless past and continuing accusations made by his accuser. In light of this dismissal, Alexander Garlin also obtained the dismissal of a related probation violation complaint.
Alexander Garlin has experience in providing criminal defense of harassment and other related criminal charges. Whether you contact Garlin Driscoll, LLC, or other qualified attorneys, we recommend that you do so without delay so that you can better understand your circumstances, and thereby promote informed decision making that could significantly improve the ultimate outcome of your case.
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