Colorado Springs Harassment and Stalking Defense Attorneys
We know that you can be very overwhelmed if facing an harassment or stalking charge. At the law offices of Barker and Tolini, we'd be honored to help you sort through the legal mess and craft an exceptional defense strategy to fight for your rights.
According to Colorado law, to be accused of harassment/stalking, a person must do one of the following:
(a) Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or subjects him to physical contact; or
(b) In a public place directs obscene language or makes an obscene gesture to or at another person; or
(c) Follows a person in or about a public place; or
(d) Initiates communication with a person, anonymously or otherwise by telephone, computer, computer network, or computer system in a manner intended to harass or threaten bodily injury or property damage, or makes any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal by telephone, computer, computer network, or computer system that is obscene; or
(e) Makes a telephone call or causes a telephone to ring repeatedly, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate conversation; or
(f) Makes repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another and interfere in the use and enjoyment of another's home or private residence or other private property; or
(g) Repeatedly insults, taunts, challenges, or makes communications in offensively coarse language to, another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response.
For the majority of cases, harassment is a Class 3 misdemeanor and can result in up to 6 months in jail and a $50 fine.
Stalking is much more serious according to the law. If you knowingly do the following, you can be charged with stalking:
(a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with such 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 such 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 in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress
If this is your first offense, you will face a Class 5 felony charge. You'll face anywhere from 1-3 years in prison and fines up to $100,000.
If you've been charged with harassment or stalking, don't get overwhelmed by the legal maze. We are here to clarify and defend. Call us today to see how we can help. 719-227-0230