Harassment is defined as intended behavior with a purpose to upset or disturb someone that is normally repetitive. In most domestic violence situations, harassment charges are common. If you have been charged with harassment as an act of domestic violence, you should contact O’Malley and Sawyer immediately.
What is harassment in a domestic violence situation?
A Denver Harassment Defense Attorney can help you if you have been served with a restraining order (also known as an order of protection) resulting from a domestic violence situation. Contacting the person who filed the restraining order can be considered harassment.
How a protection order works
In almost every criminal domestic violence case, the judge will issue a mandatory protection order. Although a mandatory no contact order may be in place, an accidental violation may lead to violation of a protection order and possibly other charges including harassment. If the accused is on probation, this will violate the terms. If this type of behavior continues, charges could go from a misdemeanor to a felony stalking charge, resulting in fines and possible time behind bars.
It is common for a couple to reconcile after a domestic dispute but without legal action, the alleged perpetrator is violating the terms of the protection order – even when both parties are consenting.
In cases of reconciliation, having a domestic violence and harassment attorney working with you to ensure that you are not committing any crime will save you time, aggravation, and money!
At O’Malley and Sawyer, we are aware of the strict Colorado laws concerning domestic violence situations. If you are accused of violating the terms of a protection order, you face the possibility of being arrested and charged with a crime that didn’t take place.
There are also cases where false accusations have been made in the heat of the moment. If you have domestic or harassment charges, call our firm today as we may be able to get those charges reduced or dropped entirely.