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HARASSMENT IN COLORADO – How is it Defined? – C.R.S. 18-9-111

| Dec 19, 2018 | Harassment |

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Harassment Charges in Denver – Quick to be Charged

Being Harassed in Denver, Colorado (Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111) seems to be an increasingly common complaint. Our society has changed drastically within my lifetime, in some ways for the better, and in some ways for the worse. One thing I notice today is how people do not try to settle disagreements with each other as well as they used to. Today when there is a disagreement, people are quick to call the police. Often, Harassment charges are based upon who called the police first. Denver Police may require nothing more than an accusation to arrest you, and tend to take the side of the “victim.” I fully understand there are many circumstances requiring police involvement, but we see many cases which could easily be resolved if only the parties would have been willing to work things out.

Examples of Ways You Can Be Charged with Harassment in Douglas County

Harassment charges come in many different ways in Adams, Jefferson, or Douglas County. If someone accuses you of following, touching, using obscene language or gestures, and the police believe you did it to annoy someone else; you can be charged with Harassment (C.R.S. 18-9-111). If someone claims you initiated a telephone call, or an email, or any other form of communication that was either threatening or obscene, you can find yourself under arrest in Boulder or Weld County. If an old boyfriend claims you kept calling at inconvenient times you may be cited for Harassment.

It’s no wonder why this is one of the most threatened crimes by neighbors, ex-spouses, and former employees. It’s easy to accuse anyone of Harassment without even a little bit of evidence. So many times the accused make the mistake of trying to talk his or her way out of it by explaining what happened to a cop (the guy that’s looking to make an arrest). This is almost never a good idea. Or worse, some people try to defend themselves in court without understanding the defenses which are available to them. The consequences of that decision can last a lifetime.

Arapahoe County Defense Lawyer for Harassment Charges

At O’Malley and Sawyer, LLC, we know how to make prosecutors prove their case in Arapahoe County. We know that intent is a critical element to the crime of Harassment, and we know the defenses. Our lawyers know how to present your case to a prosecutor, judge or a jury. Even a misdemeanor criminal record can have a lasting negative impact on your life, so I urge you to be smart, exercise your right to remain silent if contacted by law enforcement. Instead, call us at 303-731-0719 as soon as possible. Together we can protect your future.

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