Harassment, Stalking, Restraining Orders
Apple Valley lawyer Bill Sherry vigorously defends people accused of harassment or stalking in all Minnesota courts. Attorney offices in Dakota County, Minneapolis, MN.
Harassment generally involves conduct that causes someone to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted or intimidated, and includes such things as stalking, repeated return to another’s property, repeated phone calls, mailings or other unwanted acts. Criminal harassment and stalking charges range from gross misdemeanor to felony, depending on the act involved, age of the victim, use of a weapon, etc. Penalties include fines, jail time, restrictions on contact with certain persons and the loss of your right to possess a firearm.
Allegations of harassment can also result in a harassment restraining order, where the process is similar to an Order for Protection. Although an ex parte harassment restraining order can be issued before you have a court hearing or any right to be heard, you will have the right to challenge the restraining order at a court hearing. If a restraining order is issued and then violated, additional criminal charges and more severe consequences may following each violation. If you are facing harassment charges or a harassment restraining order, contact Apple Valley criminal defense lawyer Bill Sherry.
As an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney, Bill Sherry understands that legal problems don’t always happen during ordinary office hours.