Douglas County Attorney for Stalking Charges
There are three ways to commit the crime of Stalking in Douglas County, Colorado. Each involve a pattern of contact by an unwanted person (the Stalker). The first two ways to be charged with stalking involve a threat to a person, and then the added element of repeatedly following, approaching, contacting, or placing under surveillance the threatened person or their family member or their friend. Colorado Stalking Law.
Stalking by Serious Emotional Distress in Jefferson County, Colorado
The third way to commit staking in Jefferson County, Colorado, involves repeatedly following, approaching, contacting, placing under surveillance, or making any form of communication with another person or their family or a friend, to the point that they suffer serious emotional distress, like a reasonable (average) person would. The main difference here is that there is no underlying threat, but instead, serious emotional distress.
Lawyer’s Example of Staking in Denver, Colorado
A common example of Stalking in Denver is where a boyfriend and girlfriend break up, but the guy won’t leave the woman alone. While he does not threaten her, he keeps showing up at places where she is and trying to revive the relationship. Eventually, she calls the police repeatedly, and does not feel safe leaving her apartment. She becomes physically ill from the serious emotional distress, and goes to see a doctor.
Stalking Legal Definition in Adams County, C.R.S. 18-3-602, a/k/a Vonnie’s Law
Colorado’s legal definition of Stalking is:
(1) 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 (“that person or a close person”);
(b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person or a close person, regardless of whether a conversation ensues;
(c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with that person or a close person, in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person or a close person, to suffer serious emotional distress.
Arapahoe County Stalking Lawyer
Our criminal defense attorneys defend people with Stalking charges in Arapahoe County Courts. Aurora and Centennial Police overcharge people with Stalking, instead of harassment. Call our defense lawyers at 303-731-0719 today. Together, we can protect your future.