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Violent Crimes FAQ
Is Harassment the same as Assault in Colorado?
No, here in Colorado harassment is not the same as assault.
Harassment is different than third-degree assault in that the government does not need to prove “bodily injury” to convict you of harassment.
Even if you don’t hurt someone, you can easily be accused of committing harassment. Simply touching someone with your finger can be enough to convict you on this charge. We don’t believe this is far at all, which is why we’re here to fight a harassment charge should someone accuse you of doing it.
What are the possible consequences of a Harassment conviction?
Here in Colorado, a harassment conviction can trigger significant consequences that jeopardize your freedom.
Depending on the nature of the convictions, you may be required to complete domestic violence, you may receive restrictions on your ability to own firearms, you may be prevented from communicating with friends or family, and your chances of landing a new job are seriously threatened.
What are the penalties of Harassment Charge?
Harassment is a class 3 misdemeanor, which is punishable by jail or fine.
Harassment can also be considered a class 1 misdemeanor if it’s committed because of someone’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin.
If you’re convicted of harassment in Colorado, you may be forced to move out of your home, abstain from consuming drugs and or alcohol, and forfeit any legal firearms once you are charged with harassment and served a protection order.
There could also be unforeseen consequences if you have a harassment charge on your record. Employers routinely conduct background checks on all job applicants, and a harassment charge may be the difference between getting the job or not.
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