People are often caught by surprise when they find themselves facing criminal charges of harassment or uttering threats. They do not understand how simply saying something can result in a criminal charge. If these charges lead to a conviction, they can come with serious consequences, including incarceration.
As one of the largest and most experienced criminal law firms in Canada, Hicks Adams LLP has the strength and resources necessary to confidently defend against allegations of harassment and uttering threats.
What Constitutes Harassment and Uttering Threats?
Harassment can take many forms. Repeated phone calls or emails can be considered harassment. Waiting for someone outside of their home or workplace, or simply following them around, can be considered stalking, which is a form of harassment. Even a single incident of stalking can be enough to justify a charge of criminal harassment.
Threats can include outright threats to cause harm to another person or their property or statements that imply the possibility of violence.
Harassment and Uttering Threats in Domestic or Other Relationships can lead to Serious Consequences
Charges of uttering threats or harassment often accompany charges of domestic assault. These charges often involve husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends and others in romantic or domestic relationships. However, that is not always the case. People in bars may threaten each other, as may people in business relationships.
Regardless of context, the potential consequences are serious. A conviction for uttering threats is punishable by up to 5 years in jail, and a conviction for harassment is punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
If you have been charged with harassment or uttering threats, contact the experienced lawyers at Hicks Adams LLP to discuss how we can defend against your charges. An acquittal is our primary objective.
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Our experienced Toronto criminal defence lawyers are ready to fearlessly defend against your charges of harassment or uttering threats. Call us at 416-975-1700 or contact us online for a free consultation.