Under Colorado law, a person commits harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she:
• Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or subjects him to physical contact, or;
• In a public place directs obscene language or makes an obscene gesture to or at another person;
• Initiates communication with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telephone network, data network, text message, instant message, computer, computer network, or computer system in a manner intended to harass or threaten bodily injury or property damage, or makes any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal by telephone, computer, computer network, or computer system that is obscene, or;
• Makes a telephone call or causes a telephone to ring repeatedly, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate conversation; or
• Makes repeated communications at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another and interfere in the use and enjoyment of another’s home or private residence or other private property; or
• Repeatedly insults, taunts, challenges, or makes communications in offensively coarse language to, another in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response.
Harassment is a class 3 misdemeanor.
If you have been arrested for harassment or domestic violence in Colorado Springs, reach out to the attorneys of Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC. The consequences of a harassment or domestic violence conviction go beyond fines and prison, they also include social consequences. We represent clients charged with domestic violence offenses in El Paso County, Arapahoe County, and Denver County. Call us at (719) 328-1616 and let us evaluate your case.