Mount An Aggressive Challenge Against Criminal Harassment Charges
Most criminal harassment charges rise out of conflicts between friends, relatives and domestic partners. When relationship problems escalate, what one person defines as persistence, another person can define as intentional harassment.
If you are accused of harassment, you should secure the help of an experienced defense lawyer to look at your situation objectively. Here at the law firm of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, we have been representing criminal defendants since 1993. We know what it takes to protect your rights and defend your freedom.
Why Have You Been Charged?
Part of an experienced defense lawyer’s job is making sure that clients understand the charges against them.
According to Colorado law C.R.S. 18-9-11, it is illegal to intentionally “harass, annoy, or alarm another person.” Obviously, there is a lot of room for interpretation about what this means, but charges can result from:
- Physical contact like pushing, shoving and purposeful unwanted touching
- Phone calls and online contact, including on social media
- Frequenting public places the other party is expected to visit
- Driving up and down the other party’s street
- Obscene gestures and comments in public
- Insulting language that is designed to purposefully provoke the other party
While harassment charges are sometimes related to domestic disputes, they can also be tacked onto other criminal charges, like assault or stalking.
How Can We Help?
A harassment charge is a big deal. If you are convicted, you could face jail time. At the very least, it will always be part of your permanent record.
Our legal team knows that situations are seldom as simple as police and prosecutors claim. Early representation can keep the police from adding evidence to their case and prevent you from compounding your problems with new charges.
The law firm of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, is available to begin your defense 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consultations are free – but convictions are costly. Call 970-493-3600 today.