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Aurora and Westminster Harassment, Assault and Battery - What is the Colorado Legal Difference?

Lawyer's Difference Between Assault, Harassment and Battery in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado

Battery Comparison in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado

The crime of Battery is very different in Westminster and Aurora, Colorado. Compare the two.  In Westminster, Battery, 6-2-5, occurs when a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person.

Interference with Staff, Faculty or Students of an Educational Facility - Adams County Lawyer

C.R.S. 18-9-109 - Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions

While physical interference with those present at a high school or college would likely qualify for charges of Interference with Staff and Students at an Educational Facility, C.R.S. 18-9-109, threats to cause death or bodily injury are more commonly seen by defense attorneys. In today's viral world of social media, students seeking attention or a good gag, will imply the possibility that they may initiate a Columbine type assault on the school or college. Intent to follow through on the threat is not necessary.

Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, Ways to be Charged in Denver Metro

What is Harassment in Denver?

A person commits the crime of Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, in Denver if he or she does any one of the following things with the intent to harass another person: a) strike, shove, kick, or touch another person, b) direct obscene language or an obscene gesture at another person in a public place, c) follows a person in or about a public place, e) intimidate another person via telephone or other electronic means, f) make a phone call or cause a phone to ring with no purpose of legitimate conversation, g) makes repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another, or h) repeated insults, taunts, challenges or makes communication in offensively coarse language to another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response. This is just a summary of this statute, but you can see how this law encompasses almost every situation where a person might outwardly express his or her dissatisfaction with another. That is why it is so easily abused.

Harassment Accusations in the Denver Metropolitan Area Requires the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Harassment-Accusations.jpgHow Can a Person get Charged with Harassment in Denver?

Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, can be charged when Denver police decide someone was hit, shoved or followed in a public place. Harassment charges can also be filed if someone is yelled at or they emailed obscenities, or if someone is the repeated victim of telephone calls at inconvenient hours which invaded that person's privacy. These are just a few ways a person can be charged with Harassment. To make matters worse, if any of the above mentioned things is directed at someone who is or has been in an intimate relationship with the accused, then a Domestic Violence enhancer is added to the mix, increasing the severity of the charges. As I have written before, I believe Harassment is one of the most overly abused charges in Colorado.

Denver Domestic Violence Defense Attorney: Harassment and Assault

Domestic-Violence.jpgDenver Domestic Violence Lawyer - Harassment and Assault Charges are Common

We are frequently called when men and women are accused of Denver Domestic Violence Harassment and domestic violence third degree assault in Adams County. But what is the difference between these two crimes and does it really matter if you get charged with one over the other? It really does matter, particularly if you want to possess a firearm or gun in the future. Even besides that, though, being charged with one is preferable to the other.

Harassment Lawyer in Denver Votes This Colorado's #1 Crime

Harassment-Lawyer.jpgHarassment Denver Lawyer Says This is a Popular Crime Among Denver Police

Our criminal defense attorneys see a ton of charges from Denver police and Denver County prosecutors. Across Colorado, there is one crime which is charged the most, it is called Harassment, and is located at C.R.S. 18-9-111. Read more below to learn why police love this crime as their "go to" charge.

Misdemeanor Harassment Can Prevent You From Owning a Gun in Denver

We normally see the charge of Harassment, C.R.S. 18-9-111, when someone pushes another person or keeps calling them and hanging up the phone when they answer. More lately, we are seeing Harassment charges as the go-to charge when men and women have been pushing, slapping or fighting one another. Yet now, this charge is accompanied by a Domestic Violence label. Domestic Violence is typically charged in Jefferson County when any crime occurs between those who have been in an intimate relationship. The difficultly comes when this crime label prevents the person convicted from ever possessing a firearm again.

Police Detective Charged with Harassment in Colorado

cell-phone-harassment.jpgI came across an article the other day about a police detective in Larimer County who was charged with Harassment. It perfectly illustrates just how easy it is to be charged with this vague crime in Denver, Adams, and Douglas County. Let's take a look at this overly charged offense, and why it's important to hire an expert criminal lawyer to advocate on your behalf.

Man Charged with Harassment after Bar Brawl in Ft. Collins, Colorado

birthday-brawl.jpgSometimes, a night out on the town can end in an arrest. This is especially true when alcohol is involved. I came across an article the other day that perfectly illustrates how easy it is to have an evening end in disaster in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County. All it takes is for a few people to drink too much and make a few bad decisions. For one man, his birthday party ended in his arrest for Harassment, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction.

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