“This strange guy keeps saying really weird things to me. I just don’t understand why he has to behave like such a complete weirdo and destroy my peace of mind. The things he says…I mean clearly, he’s got issues3! This has got to be some sort of harassment…”

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In New York, there are a number of harassment laws. Generally such laws prohibit a wide array of activities intended to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm people.

If this individual is threatening and engaging in behavior that would cause a reasonable person to feel annoyed, then at the very least, one of the less serious charges of harassment would apply.  It is difficult to determine which level of harassment applies to this situation because of the lack of facts. Although it does sound like a very serious situation. I would be interested to know what exactly is this individual saying because then it would be easier to establish the level of harassment.

Just to provide some guidance on the matter, aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class B misdemeanor (maximum 6 months in jail) occurs when, with the intent to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm another person, one communicates with a person anonymously or not, by telephone, mail, or other written communication in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.

Now, if this weirdo, with the intention to harass, annoy, or alarm you, behaved in a way that caused

alarm or seriously annoyed you and served no legitimate purpose, then this would be a violation (maximum 15 days in jail).

Bottom line, the situation you have described is concerning. At the very least, call the police, express your concerns, and inquire about the possibility of filing charges. This would lead to an order of protection likely being granted and, hopefully, some peace of mind for you. Again, it’s very important that you call the police because you never know what can happen in these situations.

Again, if you find yourself going through the criminal process, it is very important to find lawyers in buffalo ny free consultation

Please be advised, this is not legal advice. For a free consultation, contact a Family Lawyer Niagara Falls ny, criminal lawyer buffalo ny, Criminal Lawyer Niagara Falls NY, or Criminal Attorney Niagara Falls NY.

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