Harassment occurs when an individual engages in conduct that causes another person to be in fear. Harassment can be a threat or persistent behavior that is seen as threatening. Perhaps the victim is being followed or the victim feels they are in danger because the person doing the harassing won’t leave them alone, has engaged in questionable behavior, or has committed another act indicating they could be a danger.
While harassment doesn’t seem like a serious offense, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. If convicted, a person can spend time in jail and pay monetary penalties. The conviction can then follow them around when trying to find a job, find a place to live, or even go to college to further their education.
If you have been accused of harassment, it is important that you seek the representation of an experienced Mankato criminal defense attorney who knows the law and how to use it to your benefit. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will gather all of the facts and use them to build a strong case for you.
Advice You Can Trust
One of the responsibilities of your attorney is to give you advice and for you to use that advice to make informed decisions. You are in charge of your case and your attorney advocates for you. When you are informed, you have a much better chance of receiving the outcome that you are looking for.
What we do is gather the evidence so that we can show the facts. It can be easy for someone to be accused of harassment when they are not harassing or for someone to be accused when they have done nothing at all. Many times, harassment allegations tend to be the result of retaliation. This is a significant inconvenience for the person that has been accused and for the criminal justice system.
Nonetheless, there are times when there may be merit to the charges. This doesn’t discount the need for an experienced attorney. Even those who have committed acts of harassment have rights that need protected and it is their right to fight for the best outcome.
Restraining Order Representation
When there is a harassment allegation, there may be a restraining order in place as well. You can challenge a restraining order or, if you’ve been accused of violating a restraining order, you can defend yourself with a southern Minnesota criminal attorney representing you throughout the case. Even when there is a restraining order against you, you can effectively fight it, especially if the harassment charges have no merit.
Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer
Harassment may not seem like a serious act, but it is one that can result in penalties and a criminal record that will follow you around. If you have been charged with harassment, it is very important that you seek out the representation of an experienced attorney. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.
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