Harassment

What is Harassment in Arizona A.R.S. 13-2921?

A person commits harassment if, with intent to harass or with knowledge that the person is harassing another person, the person anonymously or otherwise contacts, communicates or causes a communication with another person by verbal, electronic, mechanical, telegraphic, telephonic or written means in a manner that harasses;

continues to follow another person in or about a public place for no legitimate purpose after being asked to desist;

repeatedly commits an act or acts that harass another person;

watches or causes another person to surveil a person for no legitimate purpose;

on more than one occasion makes a false report to a law enforcement, credit or social service agency;

interferes with the delivery of any public or regulated utility to any person.

A person commits harassment against a public officer or employee if the person, with intent to harass, files a nonconsensual lien against any public officer or employee that is not accompanied by an order or a judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction authorizing the filing of the lien or is not issued by a governmental entity or political subdivision or agency pursuant to its statutory authority, a validly licensed utility or water delivery company, a mechanics' lien claimant or an entity created under covenants, conditions, restrictions or declarations affecting real property. This law does not apply to a lawful demonstration, assembly or picketing.

For the purposes of this section, “harassment” means conduct that is directed at a specific person and that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed and the conduct in fact seriously alarms, annoys or harasses the person.

Criminal defense attorneys are often called upon to represent a person accused of this crime in the context of domestic violence. Repeated acts resulting in convictions may elevate this crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Contact Brian DiPietro Law PLLC today for a free case evaluation about your pending harassment case in Arizona. Brian DiPietro is an experienced, tough, aggressive Phoenix criminal defense attorney who will work hard to fight the charges against you to achieve the most favorable outcome for your particular harassment case. Contact now Brian DiPietro Law PLLC at 623-242-2655 for a free confidential case evaluation about your harassment charge in Arizona.

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