Sometimes it is the intended result, and sometimes it is the unexpected result of one's actions, but either way, college and university students can find themselves charged with Causing or Attempting to Cause Physical and/or Emotional Harm to Others. This is a serious violation, and can result from on or off-campus incidents. Causing or Attempting to Cause Harm to Others is generally defined as:
- Physical violence including but not limited to physical abuse, assault and/or battery; threats of violence; striking, shoving or subjecting another person to unwanted physical contact.
- Intentionally or recklessly endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any person and/or their property.
- Harassment, or a pattern of behavior that involves verbal abuse or harassment, threats, intimidation, bullying, coercion, stalking, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of another person(s) or another person's property.
- Stalking, or the repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following, harassment and/or interference with the peace and safety of another person that has the effect of intimidating another person.
- Bullying or the repeated and intentional harassment that has the effect of intimidating another person.
- Retaliation, or any adverse action, threat of adverse action and/or the harassment of an individual who makes a good faith report of misconduct, is the subject of a report of misconduct, and/or who is reasonably participating in the student conduct process that has the effect of intimidating another person.
- Use of the Internet (including social media, email, text messaging, etc.) interactive, and/or digital technologies to harass, bully, retaliate and/or stalk another person that has the effect of intimidating another person.
If you or your student is charged with Causing or Attempting to Cause Harm to Others, contact student defense attorney Joseph D. Lento today.