Getting angry can make some people do things they would not ordinarily do. However, if you are charged with telephone harassment in Oklahoma City, you could find yourself in more trouble than it is worth.
So, whether you are angry at an ex, a family member, or friend, keeping your cool in Oklahoma can mean staying out of court and possibly out of jail.
About Telephone Harassment in Oklahoma City
Telephone harassment in Oklahoma City is a serious crime and should not be taken lightly, even if you do not actually intend on physically harming the other person.
Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to do any of the following through phone, e-mail, instant message, text message, or any other form of communication:
1. Making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal, which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Knowingly permitting any telecommunication or other electronic communication under the control of the person to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.
6. 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).
Punishment for Telephone Harassment in Oklahoma
Telephone harassment in Oklahoma City can lead to a misdemeanor conviction, and up to one year in county jail.
Getting caught a second time can result in a felony conviction and at least one year in prison. (Ok. Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 1172)
Free Consultation: Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Attorney
No matter what your intentions, doing anything that can be construed as telephone harassment in Oklahoma is very serious. Do not take it lightly. Contact an experienced Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney today.
For a free consultation, call the Criminal Defense Law Office of Oklahoma City at 405-588-4529 (588-4LAW).
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