Criminal Harassment attorney fights for people accused of criminal harassment. Criminal harassment is punishable by up to 2 and 1/2 years in jail. Also, it is considered a misdemeanor.
The Massachusetts criminal harassment law carries very harsh penalties. Anyone convicted of criminal harassment in Massachusetts may go to jail. In addition to jail, probation is also a possible penalty. Anyone charged with criminal harassment in Massachusetts needs to take it seriously. Because courts treat this crime seriously.
If you have been charged with criminal harassment call 617 479-1800 and speak with Attorney Patrick Donovan today.
WHAT IS THE MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAW?
To prove criminal harassment, the A.D.A. must prove:
- It occurred 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
- And, did seriously alarm such person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress,
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL HARASSMENT IN MA?
The penalty for criminal harassment is a jail sentence of not more than 2½ years. Also there can be a fine of not more than $1000 fine; or both.
What are the legal defenses to criminal harassment?
There are many legal defenses. One common defense is the lack of qualifying events. In Massachusetts, criminal harassment requires three events. Therefore a complete defense if there are less than three harassing events. Another defense is that alleged events did not target a specific person. Because harassing events must be directed at a specific person.
MA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan has represented many people charged with crimes in Massachusetts. Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan fights for the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.
Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor. Attorney Donovan uses his training and knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his client’s advantage.
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