(a) OFFENSE DEFINED.-- A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person: (1) strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same;
The DA can prove intent by showing that the physical contact was not in self defense and was not accidental--basically, by indicating that there was no legitimate reason for the contact happening.
is 1 year in Jail normal? Or is a fine more common?
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