Harassment

Anoka Harassment Defense Lawyer

Harassment is the act of engaging in conduct that instills fear in another person. The alleged victim may feel threatened, oppressed, intimidated, or persecuted in some way. When accused of harassment, it is possible for the charge to be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on what occurred at the time of the harassment. The victim’s age, whether or not a weapon was used, and whether or not the harassment was the result of discrimination are all additional factors that influence the charges and the penalties.

If you have been accused of harassment, it is your right to have an experienced Anoka criminal defense lawyer working for you through every step of the legal process. Christian Peterson Attorney At Law has the experience and the skill to help you obtain the best resolution in your case.

Strategically Revealing The Facts In Your Case

No matter the crime you are being accused of, it is about showing the facts in your case and then using those facts to have the charges reduced, dismissed, or have you acquitted. This also means using the law to your advantage. Even if there is merit to the charges against you, there are almost always details that show what really happened and whether or not the act was actually harassment or if the harassment was as serious as what is being claimed. Many times, it is a matter of how the act is perceived.

A person can also feel as if their privacy is being interfered with, resulting in them feeling invaded. This privacy violation can occur through the telephone, computer, or any device. However, the person invading their privacy may not feel as if that is what they are doing simply because the lines of communication are so available.

Lastly, an individual may claim harassment because they feel they have been threatened. A person can be charged with a felony if the threats involve a bomb threat, mass destruction, or any type of terroristic threat. A threat can be perceived and that can result in the accusation.

Challenging Restraining Order Violation Claims

If a person feels threatened, they have the right to obtain a restraining order. If the defendant is accused of violating the restraining order, then they can be arrested. When you have a restraining order against you, you can challenge the restraining order. Sometimes restraining orders are simply acquired because the person making the harassment claim wants to keep the defendant away from the home out of retaliation or spite. You and your Anoka criminal defense lawyer can work together to ensure you obtain a fair result in the matter, fighting harassment charges and also fighting any restraining orders that may be against you.