Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree is a class A misdemeanor, which means it is a crime in New York State.
While it is not considered as serious as a felony, a Buffalo resident convicted of this offense would have a reportable criminal record.
A conviction also may lead to a sentence of imprisonment at a county correctional facility for up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
A sentence of up to three years of probation – which may be accompanied by a fine or even up to 60 days of jail followed by probation – is also possible.
In domestic violence situations, it is also extremely likely that the court will issue an Order of Protection.
An Order of Protection limits the defendant’s contact with one or more family members as a result of the offense.
In some situations, this Order of Protection may only require the defendant to refrain from further offensive conduct toward the family member or risk being found in violation of the court order.
Under other circumstances, the Order of Protection may bar the defendant from contacting the victim and from approaching the victim’s residence, place of work, or other locations the victim frequents.
If you have been charged with a crime based on an accusation of harassing a family member, we can help you. Our number is 716-542-5444.