There are 2 types of offences of harassment. One which means you have acted in a way that you knew or ought to have known would cause distress. The more serious type of harassment means that your behaviour causes the victim to fear violence, may be used against them and carries up to 10 years in prison.
These types of allegations sometimes, but not exclusively happen at the end of a relationship when one person has ended the relationship, but the other person wants a reconciliation. The law was quite revolutionary when it came into force as it requires a test as to how the alleged offender’s actions make the victim feel. For example, bombarding an ex-partner with loving messages, gifts and attention in order to reconcile with them may seem like a lovely thing to do, but if it causes the victim distress you can be guilty of an offence which can result in a prison sentence.
In these types of cases, the alleged victim’s behaviour towards you as the accused may be relevant and we can help take you through the evidence against you and help prepare your case.