Arizona Resisting Arrest Defense Attorneys
Harassment charges may not carry the longest prison sentences on the books, but a conviction can still plague your career for life. It’s a serious criminal charge that carries severe long-term consequences.
Whether you’ve been accused of harassment in the workplace or formally charged with committing a crime, this article will cover everything you need to know about harassment laws in Arizona. We’ll discuss what qualifies as harassment in the state of Arizona before delving into important topics like harassment against a private party, against a public official, aggravated harassment and more.
If you have been charged with harassment in Arizona, it’s imperative that you meet with a criminal attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys will help you to present a valid defense in court, and they may be able to have the charges against you lowered or dropped altogether.
Harassment against a Private Party in Arizona
Arizona law defines harassment as “conduct that is directed at a specific person and that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed” (ARS 13-2921). Interestingly, that means it’s not legally considered harassment if the victim doesn’t feel seriously alarmed, annoyed, or harassed.
What to Do
When you’re facing criminal charges in Arizona, it’s important to meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
You have the right to an attorney when you’re arrested, and you should exercise that right before speaking with law enforcement — even if they offer you a deal that will allegedly be “off the table” when you lawyer arrives. The truth is, an experienced criminal defense attorney will always be able to negotiate a better deal than anything you’re offered during interrogation.
Call the JacksonWhite Criminal Law team at (480) 467-4370 to discuss your case today.