Harassment is a crime that is committed when an individual engages in conduct that makes another person feel afraid, threatened, oppressed, intimidated, or persecuted. This is a crime that can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the type of conduct, whether or not a weapon was used, the age of the victim, and whether there are other factors that are the reason for the harassment, such as sex, race, nationality, or disability. If you have been accused of harassment, an experienced Minneapolis harassment lawyer can help you reach a satisfactory conclusion in your case.
Types Of Harassment
There are a number of different crimes that have been classified as harassment, such as:
- Directly or indirectly manifesting the intent to injure a person, destroy property, or impede the rights of another person by committing an unlawful act
- Following, staling, pursuing, or monitoring another person through any means
- Sexual or physical assault
- Repeated intrusions or unwanted acts, gestures, words, or other actions that are intentional and have an adverse effect on the security, safety, or privacy of another
- Picketing a residence
- Continuing to attend public events after being told not to because the presence is harassing
- Returning to the property of an individual without consent or having any right to the property
- Continuously calling the same number again and again
- Repeatedly mailing or delivering packages or letters or emailing messages after being told to stop
- Making untrue allegations against an officer of the peace concerning the performance of that officer when carrying out their official duties for the purpose of intentionally tampering with official duties
A person may request a restraining order or an order for protection if they have reason to fear for their safety. Then again, there are individuals who will seek these orders out of spite, out of revenge, or in order to keep an ex away from children. Even if the basis for the restraining order or order for protection is bogus, it is important to obey the order. Failure to obey can lead to arrest and can work against you in case there is a harassment claim against you that you will be fighting in court. Regardless, you have access to a Minnesota harassment attorney who will stand by you and prove the facts in your case. Whether fighting a harassment accusation or fighting a restraining order or order of protection, you can count on a defense that looks at all of the facts and uses them to work in your favor.
Contact A Minneapolis Harassment Attorney
If you have been accused of harassment, you are most likely angry and confused. Fortunately, Mark Herman, Attorney at Law is ready to help you by revealing the facts in your case and using the information to reach a favorable outcome in your case. Just because someone claims you harassed them doesn’t mean that the alleged actions are actually harassment. To find out more, call 24/7 at 612-382-4545 for a free consultation.