Is harassment considered a violent crime in colorado?

I was charged with harassment and in
parenthesis the officer wrote shoving.
Im concerned that when i apply for a job
will a harrasment charge fall under the
catagory of a violent crime?

Asked on September 18, 2017 under Criminal Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Harassment is not itself a violent crime. Assault or battery (different states use different terms) would be, and if you did shove someone, the officer could have cited/charged you with assault or battery. But harassment itself is not a violent crime; the officer did you a favor (whether he meant to or not) in how he charged you.

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