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Domestic Violence – Harassment

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Are you being accused of Domestic Violence – Harassment in Colorado? Colorado’s harassment laws are broad, covering everything from physical intimidation to threatening someone online. Generally, any unwanted contact in person or digitally can be considered harassment. Those convicted of harassment can be sentenced to months in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines. If you are charged with harassment, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced harassment defense lawyer in Colorado Springs.

Defense Lawyer for Harassment in Colorado Springs, CO

If you have been charged with domestic violence harassment in Colorado it is important to protect your rights. Harassment is a serious charge and, in some cases, can be considered domestic violence. Contacting a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is in your best interest.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC have in-depth knowledge of Colorado law. We have the skills and experience to create a strong defense for your case. Call us now at (719) 328-1616 to set up a consultation. The Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC accepts clients throughout the greater Colorado Springs area including Fountain, Calhan, and Manitou Springs.


Overview of Harassment in Colorado


What Does Colorado Consider to Be Harassment?

Under Colorado law, a person can be charged with harassment by striking, shoving, kicking or otherwise touching someone without their consent in a nonsexual manner. Yelling obscene language or making an obscene gesture at someone can also be considered harassment.

Following someone in public who does not wish to be contacted is also a harassment offense. The law makes it a criminal offense for an individual to call someone repeatedly, contacting someone consistently at inconvenient hours, and constantly use of insulting or offensive language at someone.

America does allow for the freedom of speech however, that does not permit people to harass and threaten other people.


What is Kiana Arellano’s Law?

The law is named after a teen who was the victim of frequent cyberbully attacks. Kiana Arellano’s Law makes cyberbullying criminal harassment. Under the law, obscene language or language intended to cause a person harm is prohibited.

This law protects people from harassment through telephone calls, texting, online, social media and other electronic forms of communication. 

 


Consequences of harassment in Colorado

Harassment is generally considered a class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado, which can result in six months in jail and up to $750 in fines.

If the harassment includes intimidation due to a person’s perceived race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, the charge is enhanced to a class 1 misdemeanor, which can result in six to 18 months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

Additional Resources
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – The federal agency explains when harassment becomes unlawful in the workplace. Some of the same guidelines can be applied when it comes to assessing harassment outside of work environments as well.

Discrimination, Harassment and Mistreatment – The Colorado Department of Labor Employment has resources for those who believe they were harassed at work.


Defense Lawyer for Harassment in El Paso County, CO

If you or someone you know has been charged with harassment, a defense lawyer can be your best course of action to retain your rights. An arrest for harassment can ruin your reputation and result in prison time. Contact the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC to learn what your available legal options are today.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC are well-versed in Colorado’s legal system. We can assist you by investigating evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and whatever else is needed for your case. Call (719) 328-1616 now to schedule a consultation. The Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC represents clients throughout the greater El Paso County area including Colorado Springs, Denver, and Arapahoe County.

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Don’t face harassment charges alone. Contact the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are ready to defend your rights and provide the strong legal support you need. Call us now at (719) 328-1616 or visit our office in Colorado Springs to get started.

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