Stalking and Drama in Aurora and Golden, Colorado Courts
In the drama dependent lives of many today, a chance to call police and say you are being stalked is great social media fodder. Colorado lawmakers make it easy: allege you are being followed and that you were threatened, and presto, an instant story where you are queen for the day.
Stalking Attorney in Jefferson County and Douglas County, Colorado
Here is the combination which police in Jefferson County look for, or on a slow crime day. In other cases, they study a report from someone who calls police, to see if they have a crime worthy of an arrest and social media attention in Douglas County:
1. a threat of some kind (not necessarily for physical harm); AND
2. repeated contact of any kind with the person you’ve contacted or their family or their friend, OR;
3. follow or watch or approach the person you threatened
This poorly worded law is so broad that anyone can get revenge at another for breaking up, or offending them. More information on Colorado Stalking.
Definition of Stalking in Denver County, Colorado, C.R.S. 18-3-602:
“A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the 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.”
Adams County, Colorado, Stalking Punishment and Potential Sentence
Stalking can occur with harmful consequences in Colorado. It can be charged as either a class 5 felony on a first offense, or a class 4 felony, on a second or later offense. This crime is regularly charged as a Domestic Violence offense if there was a previous intimate relationship involved.
Never answer police questions when they contact you in or out of jail. Keep quiet. Then, call the best Stalking defense attorneys at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.