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If you have been accused of criminal harassment, also known as stalking, you may face serious consequences that can affect your reputation, freedom, and future. Criminal harassment is a complex and sensitive offence that requires a skilled and experienced criminal harassment lawyer to protect your rights and interests.
At Fedorowicz Criminal Law, we have over 20 years of experience in defending clients against criminal harassment charges. We understand the legal and emotional challenges you may face, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible defence strategy for your case.
Criminal harassment is a crime that involves engaging in conduct that causes another person to fear for their safety or the safety of someone they know. The conduct must be done without lawful authority and with knowledge or recklessness as to whether the other person is harassed.
According to the Canada Criminal Code, the conduct that constitutes criminal harassment includes:
Criminal harassment can take many forms, such as:
Criminal harassment can occur in various contexts, such as:
One of the key elements of criminal harassment is that the conduct must cause the other person to reasonably fear for their safety or the safety of someone they know. This means that the fear must be based on an objective assessment of the circumstances, not on the subjective feelings of the other person.
The court will consider various factors to determine whether the fear was reasonable, such as:
The court will also consider whether the accused had a lawful excuse for their conduct, such as:
Criminal harassment is a serious offence that can result in severe penalties if convicted. Depending on how the Crown proceeds with the charge, criminal harassment can be an indictable or summary conviction offence. When you hire a reliable criminal harassment defence lawyer, you maximize your chances of avoiding such charges.
An indictable offence is more serious and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A summary conviction offence is less serious and carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
In addition to these penalties, a criminal harassment conviction can also have other negative consequences, such as:
If you have been charged with criminal harassment, you need a strong and effective defence strategy to challenge the allegations and protect your rights. Richard Fedorowicz has over 20 years of experience in defending clients against criminal harassment charges. He will thoroughly review your case and explore all possible defences that may apply to your situation.
Some potential defences against criminal harassment charges are:
As an experienced criminal harassment lawyer, Richard Fedorowicz can help you by crafting the best defence against the charges you might be facing. By enlisting the services of Fedorowicz Criminal Law you will have the opportunity to vigorously defend against criminal harassment charges and benefit from strong legal representation.
Richard Fedorowicz is dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting for your freedom. Fedorowicz Criminal Law has a proven track record of success in handling a wide range of criminal charges and providing the best criminal defence legal servicesContact Us
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