Many think of “harassment” as simply being annoying to someone else. The truth, however, is that harassment is a criminal charge which can result in a class one misdemeanor and a $2,500 fine. If you have been accused of criminal harassment it is important to take the charges seriously as they may result in a permanent criminal record and create headaches for years to come. Our Phoenix criminal defense attorney handles such matters. Call today to speak with a lawyer.
Arizona attorney assisting Phoenix and Maricopa County residents against aggravated harassment charges
Arizona will consider several forms of conduct to be harassment. Such acts include:
- Continuously following a person after they have asked you not to
- Placing another under surveillance without a legitimate purpose
- Harassing a person through email, phone calls, text messages, social media or other forms of communication
- Making a false police or government agency report for the purpose of harassment
- Interfering with the delivery of public utilities
Most of these behaviors will be charged as a misdemeanor. If the victim is a person the accused was in a domestic relationship with then the charges will be increased to aggravated harassment and considered a felony. Felony charges will also be filed if the accused has broken an order of protection and continued to contact the victim against orders of the Court. Society has little patience for those who engage in harassing behavior. As such, it is crucial that you hire a qualified defense lawyer.
Bretton Barber will work quickly to defend the rights of the accused. He will use your initial consultation to gain a full understanding of your side of the events. Our office understands that harassment and domestic violence claims are sometimes fabricated by one trying to gain an advantage in divorce or child custody proceedings. We will explore all of the evidence against you, file all necessary motions, and conduct a thorough investigation to assist you through this process. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Arizona attorney providing accessible communication to those accused of harassment
If you have been accused of harassment then handling the charge is not a do-it-yourself project. A criminal conviction will appear on job searches, while applying for a home, and in other aspects of one’s life. When you meet with Bretton Barber he will explain to you the charges filed against you and discuss with you the strength of your case. He will provide you with options on how to proceed and advise you according to your unique situation. Bretton always provides clients with his personal cell phone number so that you can reach him throughout your legal proceedings with any question. Do not attempt to handle a misdemeanor harassment charge alone. Contact our office today.