Harassment Defense Lawyer Cleveland
Harassment Charges in Ohio
Harassment is considered any abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, or sexual assault committed by a person that has no familial or romantic attachment with the victim, such as a neighbor, roommate, or friend. Harassment charges could result in a restraining order or even jail time and fines.
If you have been charged with harassment, it's time to call our Cleveland harassment defense attorney to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction.
What Constitutes Harassment in Ohio?
A credible threat of violence means intentionally saying something or acting in a way that would make someone fear for their safety or the safety of their family.
Harassment can be defined as:
- Unlawful violence such as assault, battery, or stalking
- A credible threat of violence
- The violence or threats that seriously frighten, annoy, or harass someone
- Unwanted sexual threats or comments
Examples of Harassment
- Based on gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Sexual harassment
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment
- Verbal abuse
- Physical harassment
What Happens When You Get Charged with Harassment?
While harassment convictions are typically regarded as misdemeanors, aggravating factors can enhance the charges. This may lead to much more severe punishments and possibly elevating the charges to felony-level. For example, if the harassment occurs repeatedly, the charge can be charged as stalking. If the alleged victim is a minor, the offense becomes much more serious.
In addition to any jail time or fines, a harassment conviction can affect your life in other ways. Employers may learn of your conviction and refuse to hire you because of it. You could also be charged with emotional damage by the alleged victim in a collateral lawsuit.
Turn to Us for Your Defense Against Harassment Charges in Ohio
At Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, our focus is providing aggressive legal defense for our clients who have been accused of criminal behavior. We do everything possible to prevent a harassment conviction. With so much on the line, trust our Cleveland harassment defense lawyers to provide crucial advice and representation when you need it.
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