What is Criminal Harassment?
Criminal Code Definition of Criminal Harassment
264 (1) No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.
Marginal note: Prohibited conduct
(2) The conduct mentioned in subsection (1) consists of
- repeatedly following from place to place the other person or anyone known to them;
- repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, the other person or anyone is known to them;
- besetting or watching the dwelling-house, or place where the other person or anyone is known to them, resides, works carries on business, or happens to be; or
- engaging in threatening conduct directed at the other person or any member of their family
If you have been charged with a Criminal Harassment due to a misunderstanding, we will fight to ensure you are not convicted for your actions. The Crown attorney must prove all of the above points beyond a reasonable doubt, and if not, then you will be acquitted.
Criminal Harassment is a serious charge which can result in extremely serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is important to have an experienced criminal defence lawyer to guide you through the entire process.
What can De Boyrie Law do for you?
If found guilty of Criminal Harassment, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.
Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Criminal Harassment. As a Criminal Harassment Lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn. Accordingly, we will craft an individualized defence for each case. We will provide each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.
If you or someone you know has been charged with Criminal Harassment, please call De Boyrie Law today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389. We are covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.