CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAWYER
CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAWYER
What is criminal harassment?
Criminal code definition of 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.
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 As a Criminal Harassment Lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn.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.
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A guide to working with a criminal harassment lawyer
Working with a criminal harassment lawyer can be an overwhelming experience, but it is important to understand the process and what to expect in order to feel confident and informed. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to work with a criminal harassment lawyer.
The first step in working with a criminal harassment lawyer is to find a qualified attorney who specializes in criminal law and has experience handling harassment cases. You can start by searching online for criminal harassment lawyers in Toronto or by asking friends or family members for recommendations.
Working with a criminal harassment lawyer can be a complex process, but with the right legal representation and support, you can feel confident and informed throughout the process.
Frequently asked questions for criminal harassment lawyers
Criminal harassment, also known as stalking, is a serious crime in Canada and can carry severe consequences. If you have been charged with criminal harassment you may have a lot of questions and concerns. On this page, we will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about criminal harassment and working with criminal harassment lawyers.
Criminal harassment is defined as repeatedly following, communicating with, or threatening another person in a manner that causes that person to fear for their safety or the safety of others. It can include behaviors such as:
- Following someone or frequently showing up at their home, workplace, or other places they frequent
- Repeatedly communicating with someone, either in person, by phone, email, or other means
- Threatening violence or damage to property
- Threatening to harm someone’s reputation or loved ones
- Engaging in threatening or harassing behavior through the use of technology (such as through social media)
If convicted of criminal harassment in Canada, the consequences can be severe, including imprisonment and a criminal record. Other consequences of a criminal harassment conviction can include:
- A jail sentence of up to 10 years
- A fine
- Restraining order preventing you from contacting the victim or going to certain places
- Loss of certain rights and privileges, such as the right to possess firearms
- Difficulty finding employment or housing
- Damage to personal and professional relationships
Criminal harassment charges can be dropped in some circumstances, but this depends on the facts of the case and the decisions of the Crown Attorney and the courts. If the Crown Attorney determines that there is not enough evidence to support a conviction, they may choose to drop the charges. In some cases, the victim may also choose to withdraw their complaint, which can lead to the charges being dropped.
If you have been accused of criminal harassment, it is important to take the charges seriously and seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can advise you on your rights and obligations and help you to understand the charges against you. They can also help you to build a defense and negotiate a plea bargain if necessary.
A criminal harassment lawyer in Toronto can help you in a number of ways, including:
- Reviewing the evidence against you and advising you on the strength of the case
- Advising you on your rights and obligations
- Building a strong defense on your behalf
- Representing you in court and negotiating a plea bargain if necessary
- Advocating for a reduction in charges or a lighter sentence
- Helping to minimize the impact of a conviction on your life and future prospects
The cost of a criminal harassment lawyer can vary, depending on the complexity of the case, the experience of the lawyer, and the amount of time required to resolve the case. Some lawyers may charge an hourly rate, while others may offer a flat fee or a contingency fee. It is important to discuss the cost of legal services with your lawyer before retaining their services.
When choosing a criminal harassment lawyer it is important to consider several factors, including:
- Experience: Look for a lawyer who has experience handling criminal harassment cases in Toronto, as they will be better equipped to navigate
- Reputation: Research the lawyer’s reputation in the legal community, and read reviews and testimonials from past clients to get a sense of their success rate and level of client satisfaction.
- Communication Skills: Look for a lawyer who communicates effectively and keeps you informed about the status of your case. A good lawyer will take the time to explain legal concepts in plain language and answer your questions in a timely and responsive manner.
- Availability: Consider the lawyer’s availability, and make sure they have the time and resources to devote to your case.
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