Seattle Harassment Attorney
Harassment Charges in Seattle
Charges of harassment are often filed in situations in which a bitter divorce or relationship breakup is occurring. One party may claim that the other is harassing them through threatening to harm them, or threatens to cause damage to their property. The charges can be filed in cases in which one person is accused of intentionally and continually following another, and that there is fear that there is an intention to harm them or damage their property, and that the actions were taken with the knowledge that the other person is either intimidated or in fear (or that it should have been known that this would frighten them).
Most charges of harassment are filed as a gross misdemeanor that can include penalties of up to a year in jail and fines as high as $5,000. This is a serious legal problem that should be addressed immediately by a Seattle criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience in the criminal justice system. As harassment is considered a violent crime, the penalties imposed can be very extensive, based upon the evidence in the case as well as your prior criminal record, if any.
Are you facing charges of harassment? We can help.
At Blair & Kim, PLLC, we have the experience defending against harassment charges that you will need if you are hoping to avoid the penalties that could be imposed upon you in a conviction. Our lead attorney is a former prosecutor with extensive trial experience, and has handled over 15,000 cases in his career. There is absolutely no substitute for real experience in the criminal justice system if you are facing charges of harassment. Our firm provides a high level of defense counsel, and we pursue every opportunity for an advantage for our clients. When the charges are subject to challenge, as they are based upon the accusations of one person who may have undisclosed reasons for getting the criminal justice system involved in a personal dispute, we will expose this issue and protect your rights, freedom and future.
Each case is unique. It is strongly advised that you contact our firm immediately if you are facing charges of harassment, as if we get involved early in the case there could be an opportunity to get the case dismissed or even avoid formal charges being filed against you. Never make a court appearance, whether at a bail hearing, arraignment or other hearing without our attorney present to protect you. Answering questions from investigators without legal counsel can be extremely dangerous, and we urge you to contact our firm before your case progresses further through the system. We are professionals that know the law - from both sides of the aisle. With our depth of knowledge of the system, we have the ability to seek out the best strategy for you in harassment charges.
Contact a Seattle criminal defense lawyer from our firm at once if you are facing charges of harassment.