What is considered personal harassment

12/09/2007 - Category:Criminal - Harassment - State: NY #13595

Full Question:

Personal harassment: what does it really mean? I have been going through this for about 2 years and our police department is doing nothing to put a stop to it.

Answer:

The following are New York statutes:

§ 240.25 Penal. Harassment in the first degree.

A person is guilty of harassment in the first degree when he or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses another person by following such person in or about a public place or places or by engaging in a course of conduct or by repeatedly committing acts which places such person in reasonable fear of physical injury. This section shall not apply to activities regulated by the national labor relations act, as amended, the railway labor act, as amended, or the federal employment labor management act, as amended.
Harassment in the first degree is a class B misdemeanor.

§ 240.26 Penal. Harassment in the second degree.

A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person:
1. He or she strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects such other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; or
2. He or she follows a person in or about a public place or places; or
3. He or she engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serve no legitimate purpose.
Subdivisions two and three of this section shall not apply to activities regulated by the national labor relations act, as amended, the railway labor act, as amended, or the federal employment labor management act, as amended.
Harassment in the second degree is a violation.


Please see the information at the following links:

http://definitions.uslegal.com/h/harassment/

12/09/2007 - Category: Harassment - State: NY #13595

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