Harassment Misdemeanor, C.R.S. 18-9-111
Harassment can be classified as a class 1 or 2 misdemeanor, or as a petty offense depending on the facts.
(1) A person intends to
(2) Harass, annoy, or alarm another person by
(3)(a) Shoving, striking or otherwise making physical contact with another person OR follows a person OR
(3)(b) Directing obscene language or an obscene gesture at another person in public OR
(3)(c) Makes obscene phone calls or other communication towards another person, OR causes a phone to ring repeatedly, OR makes repeated communication at inconvenient hours that invade the privacy of another, OR uses fighting language.
Harassment is categorized as a petty offense and is punishable up to ten days in jail and/or a fine up to $300 if it falls into (3)(b).
Harassment is categorized as a class 2 misdemeanor if it falls into (3)(c). If convicted, punishment could be up to 120 days in jail and/or up to a $750 fine.
Harassment is a class 1 misdemeanor if it classifies under (3)(a). Punishment can be up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.