Call a Massachusetts Criminal Harassment attorney if you have been accused of harassing someone. Criminal harassment is a serious crime in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts criminal harassment law is a broad statue that carries very harsh penalties. A charge of criminal harassment should not be taken lightly. Even if the accuser is someone that you don’t believe, you need to take a criminal harassment charge very seriously. A conviction on criminal harassment in Massachusetts can result in a term of probation with certain conditions, fines and costs or even a sentence of jail.
Harassment cases are treated seriously by the District Attorney’s office in all counties of Massachusetts. In a cases of harassment the alleged victim is a given certain rights under the Massachusetts Victim’s bill of rights.
If you have been charged with harassment call 617 479-1800 and speak with Attorney Patrick Donovan today.
WHAT IS THE MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAW?
In order to prove criminal harassment in Massachusetts the government must prove the following elements.
- Did commit the crime of criminal harassment, in that over a period of time between
- Or she did willfully and maliciously engage in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts directed at a specific person, which
- did seriously alarm such person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress,
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WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL HARASSMENT IN MA?
If convicted the penalty for criminal harassment is a house of correction sentence of not more than 2½ years; or a fine of not more than $1000 fine; or both.
ARE THERE LEGAL DEFENSES?
Yes there are many legal defenses. If you have been charged with criminal harassment in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts Attorney Patrick Donovan can help with your defense. First, an Attorney Donovan knows that there must be a set amount of distinct harassing events. Second, the harassing events must directed specifically at someone. Attorney Donovan can fight this charge for you.
MA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan has represented many clients who have been charged with crimes in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.
A former prosecutor, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to get a criminal harassment conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior training and knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state lawyers, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients.
Contact Attorney Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at (617)479-1800
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CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICK T. DONOVAN TODAY FOR YOUR FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION AT (617) 479-1800.