DeRoberts Law Firm

Focused On Protecting Your Family And Your Future

Understanding Harassment Charges

Last updated on March 8, 2022

Harassment is more than simply bothering another person. Harassment is the systematic or continued unwanted and annoying actions of a person or a group of people. Harassment includes threats and demands. Basically, if somebody does something for no reason, other than to cause another person distress, it could be harassment.

You could be charged with harassment if:

  • Your former spouse is trying to get back at you and prevent you from seeing your children.
  • A co-worker has a grudge against you for getting a promotion.
  • You send text messages to a former boyfriend or girlfriend asking for the return of personal items.
  • Your neighbor doesn’t like the times at which you choose to mow your lawn.

It can be hard to tell when an action crosses the line from annoying to harassment. Since 1993, we have been providing vigorous criminal defense for those charged with misdemeanors or felonies. If you are charged with harassment, we would like to help you. Free initial consultation. Call us day or night at 315-479-6445.

Syracuse Contempt Of Court Defense Attorney

An order for protection, or restraining order, should not be taken lightly. If an ex-spouse files an order for protection, and you violate the terms of the order, you could be charged with contempt of court for violating the order. Contempt of court is punishable by 15 days in jail and is a very serious matter. At DeRoberts Law Firm, we defend individuals who are charged with contempt of court for violation of restraining orders.

Defense Against Aggravated Harassment Charges

You do not need to be standing with your face in someone else’s face to be charged with harassment. You could literally be in another state. Aggravated harassment charges can result from threatening behavior via cellphone or the Internet. If you threaten someone on his or her Facebook page, and if you are convicted, you could spend up to one year in jail.

Call Today For A Free Consultation

Don’t put yourself in the hands of an inexperienced criminal defense lawyer or a large impersonal law firm. Put yourself in the experienced hands of DeRoberts Law Firm. Call 315-479-6445, or send an email for a free initial consultation.