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Harassment Laws in New York

In New York, harassment is a crime and the penalty is imprisonment of up to four years. Each of the four types of harassment in New York has an element of intent in which the defendant must have the intent to harass, annoy or alarm the victim. For forms more serious harassment, the victim should reasonably have become apprehensive.

Grade separations harassment

In ways more serious bullying, where the victim has reason to be concerned, the authors could be arrested, and in some cases stay up to four years if the offense prisoners includes things like crimes of prejudice or repeating. Many cases of harassment, of course, are far from that severity. Accordingly, the New York Penal Code defines four degrees of harassment to cover different progressive degrees of severity.

Harassment in the second degree

When someone applies physical force upon another person, that person is still around in public places or engages in conduct intended to cause alarm or seriously annoy the person is considered harassment in the second degree (according to the New York Penal Code, Section 240.26). As in all cases of harassment, the accused must have the intent to harass, annoy or alarm the person, and online behavior can have no legitimate purpose. Harassment in the second degree is a violation, and the penalty is 15 days in jail.

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