Harassment in Bellevue
According to Washington law, criminal harassment is when a person threatens physical violence against another person. Criminal harassment is most often charged in Bellevue domestic violence situations, or when someone threatens injury or abuse to another person in their family. Threatening damage to another person's property, confining or restraining another person, or attempting to damage someone else's metal security may also qualify as criminal harassment.
Washington law demands that the prosecutor of criminal harassment cases prove that the victim truly believed that the threat against them would be carried out in full. Defending your legal rights in these cases is far easier when you have help from the Bellevue harassment lawyers at the Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe. A harassment conviction in Bellevue will likely have a devastating impact on your life, but our team of professional litigators will aggressively defend your interests.
Our Bellevue harassment attorneys have represented numerous clients throughout our more than 3 decades of combined legal experience. We offer dependable legal representation so that you can fight to minimize the damage a criminal conviction will incur.The Different Forms of Harassment
The most common form of harassment is simply when a person unlawfully threatens to cause bodily injury, property damage, or to physically restrain another person. This threat can be made either by words or by a person’s conduct. This form of harassment is a gross misdemeanor which means the maximum penalty is 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. This can rise to class C felony if you threatened to kill the individual or you have a prior conviction of harassment against the same person or their family.
If the harassment was due to the victim’s perceived race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or a physical, mental, or sensory handicap, then you will be facing a malicious harassment charge. This charge is a class C felony which means the maximum penalty is 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Another form of harassment is telephone harassment. This is when you make calls with the intent to harass, intimidate, torment, or embarrass the person. This can take on a variety of different forms such as calling a person repeatedly throughout the night or using profane or lewd language. This type of harassment is a gross misdemeanor.Our Bellevue Harassment Lawyers Offer A Cost-Free Consultation
If you've been charged with criminal harassment in Bellevue, you probably have questions about how your case will be resolved. Don't allow your fear concerning the outcome immobilize you. Get help from our Bellevue harassment attorneys today so that they have time to thoroughly investigate your case and prepare your defense.
In most Bellevue harassment situations, the goal of our lawyers is to minimize the punishments associated with the crime. We will investigate whether it's possible to have your charges dismissed, if we think such a course of action will prove fruitful. You've been charged with a serious crime, but our Bellevue harassment lawyers will help you face it head on while working diligently to resolve your case.
Schedule your own cost-free consultation with one of our Bellevue attorneys, and start getting answers to your questions about criminal harassment. We will work with you to outline a defense strategy based on the information you supply, and any police reports relative to your case. Don't make the mistake of ignoring a harassment charge - contact our office in Bellevue today so that we can get started.
We will put our more than 3 decades of combined experience to work for you, while acting as your personal representative with the Bellevue court.