BUFFALO, NY HARASSMENT – ATTORNEY ANDREW S. TRAVIS
Harassment is a broad term that encompasses a number of negative conducts. Harassment offenses usually arise out of a verbal altercation, a misunderstanding, or argument. The following are types of conducts constitute harassment:
- Communicating with someone anonymously
- Stalking someone
- Using offensively coarse language
- Causing annoyance or fear in any way
NY HARASSMENT CHARGES AND PENALTIES
|First Degree Harassment||
|Second Degree Aggravated Harassment||
|First Degree Aggravated Harassment||
DEFENSES FOR HARASSMENT
The prosecution must be able to prove that the accused had the intention of annoying the victim or causing them stress in order for one to be convicted of harassment – not just mere annoyance. For example, repeated phone calls attempting to regain an overdue sum of money loaned to a friend, may not be considered harassment if the goal, was not to annoy, but rather get the money back.
Attorney Travis will listen to your case and examine the evidence against you. Andrew will determine the validity of your accuser’s complaint, and diligently fight the charges to protect your name and reputation.
A harassment conviction will appear on your criminal record and appear on background checks. This may cause undue embarrassment and affect future professional opportunities. If you are accused of harassment, call Andrew today. Trust Travis. You’ll be glad you did.