Yes, text messages, emails, Tweets, Facebook messages, and phone calls can all be used as evidence to prove an Aggravated Harassment case.
Efforts to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm another person using means like these fall directly under the umbrella of Second Degree Aggravated Harassment, and can carry a sentence of up to a year in jail.
You’ll also likely be subject to an order of protection that will preclude you from continuing the pattern of harassment.
If that happens, you’d be well advised to delete the person’s contact information from your phone and email address books, because it’s not unheard of for a phone to pocket-dial someone, or for an email program to add the wrong address after you type a few letters.
Those are violations and can lead to criminal contempt charges.
It is possible to fight back and win against aggravated harassment charges.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino know how.
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