Sometimes staying out of trouble may mean staying off of the phone if you intend on irking or disturbing another person. This is because Oklahoma punishes cursing out, threatening, or harassing another person via any means of communication. If you or someone you know has been charged with telephone harassment Oklahoma, contact an experienced Tahlequah attorney today.
Defining Telephone Harassment Oklahoma
A number of activities may be considered obscene or threatening and are therefore illegal under telephone harassment Oklahoma laws.
It is thus illegal to engage in the following activities via phone, e-mail, instant message, text message, and any other form of communication:
- Making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal, which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent.
- Making a telecommunication or other electronic communication with intent to terrify, intimidate, or harass, or threaten to inflict injury or physical harm to any person or property of that person.
- Making a telecommunication or other electronic communication, whether or not conversation ensues, with intent to put the party called in fear of physical harm or death.
- Making a telecommunication or other electronic communication, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing the identity of the person making the call or communication and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number.
- Knowingly permitting any telecommunication or other electronic communication under the control of the person to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
- In conspiracy or concerted action with other persons, making repeated calls or electronic communications or simultaneous calls or electronic communications solely to harass any person at the called number(s).
Penalties For Telephone Harassment Oklahoma
Anyone found guilty of telephone harassment Oklahoma for the first time will be convicted of a misdemeanor in Tahlequah. They can spend up to one year in county jail.
A subsequent telephone harassment Oklahoma offense may result in a felony conviction, which could lead to more than one year in state prison. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1172
Free Consultation: Tahlequah Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
In Tahlequah, Oklahoma obscenity, threats, or harassment charges can result in jail time and fines.
If you or someone you know is facing a telephone harassment Oklahoma charge, please contact an experienced Tahlequah misdemeanor defense attorney with Wirth Law Office.
Call 918-458-2677 or toll free at 1-888-447-7262 today.
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