Aggravated Harassment Attorneys in Latham, NY

Aggravated Harassment – New York Penal Law §§240.30, 240.31:

A person commits Aggravated harassment in the second degree (New York Penal Law §240.30) when he or she communicates with a person by phone or written communication in a manner likely to annoy or alarm the person; makes a phone call without a legitimate purpose; hits a person or attempts or threatens to hit a person because of the person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation; or commits this crime and has been previously convicted of Harassment in the first degree in the past ten years. Aggravated harassment in the second degree is a Class “A” Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

A person commits Aggravated harassment in the first degree (New York Penal Law §240.31) when he or she commits one of the following acts because of a person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation: damages religious premises in an amount more than $50; places a swastika on real property without express permission of the owner; sets a cross on fire in public view; places a noose on real property without express permission of the owner; or commits this crime and has been previously convicted of this crime in the past ten years. Aggravated harassment in the first degree is a Class “E” Felony, punishable by up to four years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.

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