n Overview of Harassment Charges in Domestic Violence Cases.
images-3There is much ambiguity in differentiating between harassment and stalking offenses with the distinctions being quite unclear to lay persons. It takes a competent Colorado harassment attorney to tell you how each can have a distinct set of consequences for the accused and a unique set of benefits for the victim. When you are the accused in a domestic violence case with a harassment charge leveled against you our experienced lawyers can help you understand and safeguard your rights fully. Aggressive defense is critical to ensure that you do not face penalties and punishment that are disproportionate to your offense and to present the facts in your favor most effectively.

Harassment vs. stalking

Both harassment and stalking are offenses that are viewed very seriously under Colorado law. However, there is one significant difference between the two charges. Harassment is a Class 3 misdemeanor while stalking is a class 5 felony for a first time offender.   Often, harassment is associated with domestic violence cases because typically, these incidents occur with two individuals who have shared an intimate relationship or who are (or have been) married.

Harassment charges are brought against an accused if they have, with mal- intent, caused physical harm to the other by kicking, shoving etc, used abusive language or obscene behavior with the others in public or through other modes of communication, made calls without the intent of having a real conversation. In fact, harassment charges also can be leveled against you if you follow the victim around in a public place. There are many kinds of actions on your part that may be construed to be harassment and it is important for you to be aware of these so that you can protect yourself from legal repercussions.
Talk to our experienced Colorado domestic violence attorneys today to know more about harassment charges and how to deal with them to safeguard your rights.