Harassment & Uttering Threats
Criminal harassment, or “stalking,” as it is commonly referred to, consists of repeated behavior to cause another person to reasonably fear for their safety by displaying obsessive conduct “without lawful authority.”
It is essential for those facing harassment charges to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer to defend against these allegations.
Richmond Hill Affordable Criminal Lawyer Plug does not judge or make assumptions when dealing with clients facing unlawful harassment or other domestic-related charges. We always take the time to understand all the details of criminal harassment allegations to better help those accused better in Court.
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If you are facing domestic-related harassment allegations, please consider the following.
It is considered criminal harassment when one person knowingly and illegally engages in direct or indirect contact towards another person, causing them to fear for their safety.
Uttering threats is an assault that involves knowingly uttering, conveying, or causing another individual to receive a death threat or bodily harm to any person or their animals, or to burn, destroy, or damage property.
The sentence imposed for uttering threats or harassment conviction depends on the circumstances of each case. A conviction for these penalties can include time in prison and a criminal record that negatively impact all areas of your life.
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To be sentenced to criminal harassment, and the Crown needs to prove all the elements of the case, such as:
- The victim felt harassed
- You act to make the victim feel harassed.
- Your actions caused the victim to fear for his or her safety.
- Repeatedly trying to contact the victim either directly or indirectly.
- Watching where the victim works or lives
- Having a threatening behavior that is directed either to the victim or at members of their family
The punishment for Harassment Crime in Canada is severe, and you can face up to ten years in jail if the Crown proceeds the crime by indictment, or you can face up to 18 months in prison and a $5000 fine if the Crown decides to proceed by summary conviction.
Given the harsh consequences, you should call 647-490-7660 and speak with one of our criminal defence lawyers. Remember, we accept legal aid, and we work in all Ontario courthouses.