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Harassment refers to the unwanted conduct that has the intention to harass, aggravate, alarm and threaten another individual. Stalking takes place when an individual intentionally engages in behavior that is directed at one specific individual. Harassment and stalking actions are intended to cause fear, mental harm or economic harm.
Harassment and stalking in the state of New York can be either physical or non-physical. Physical harassment is covered under New York Penal Code §240.26. It typically takes place during assault or as a result of assault that does not result in injury. Aggravated harassment is covered under §240.30 and can refer to a shove, kick or any other type of physical contact. Stalking can take place when the victim is being followed and can be combined with other unwanted behaviors. You can face heavy penalties if you have been arrested or are under investigation for harassment or stalking in New York.
If you or someone you care about is under investigation, it is important to speak with a Brooklyn criminal lawyer from our firm at once. We serve clients in all five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and can do whatever it takes to protect your rights and ensure that every available defense route is taken. An order of protection is likely issued so that you are required to stay away from the alleged victim.
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