Attacking Domestic Violence Charges
The law sets a low threshold of what types of behavior may constitute aggravated harassment. Making prank phone calls or otherwise acting in such a way as to harass another person may be construed as aggravated harassment, leading to criminal charges and a criminal record if the defendant is convicted.
Advice On Aggravated Harassment Charges
Aggravated harassment charges may come about if you have been accused with any of the following:
- You harassed, annoyed, threatened or alarmed another person supposedly because of the person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation.
- You intentionally caused over $50 worth of damage to a property or premises used primarily for religious purposes.
- You harassed, annoyed, threatened or alarmed another person by telephone, mail or email.
Quite a few clients of The Law Office of James E. Tyner have sought out my help after a minor incident escalated after a call to the police. Once police begin to ask questions of the accused, a criminal matter may develop beyond the scope that one would expect given the specific facts. Charges of aggravated harassment will put you in the same criminal justice system that is used to deal with people who have seriously threatened or harmed girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives or neighbors.
For this reason, I urge you to talk to an attorney before talking to the police. Have you been summoned to the police station to explain an incident that allegedly transpired between a family member, romantic partner, neighbor or another person close to you? Are you accused of making threatening or harassing phone calls or harassing someone by way of text messages, by fax or by any other form of communication?
Your opportunity is greatest before you have had that conversation with law enforcement. An experienced Albany domestic violence attorney is the best-qualified spokesperson for you in this case.
Schedule A Consultation With The Law Office of James E. Tyner Today
The cost of hiring the wrong lawyer may be much greater than you imagine possible. Don’t take chances by waiting until it’s too late if you are accused of aggravated harassment or have been asked to explain questionable phone calls to the police. To schedule a free consultation, call 518-783-3800 or email me directly.