Harassing Communication

A person commits the crime of making a Harassing Communication if, with intent to harass or alarm another person, he or she does any of the following:

  • Communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telegraph, mail, or any other form of written or electronic communication, in a manner likely to harass or cause alarm.
  • Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication.
  • Calls another person and addresses to or about such other person any lewd or obscene words or language.

This law can be found at AL Code § 13A-11-8(b)(1) (2023). Nothing in this section shall apply to legitimate business telephone communications. Harassing communications is a Class C misdemeanor. You need to contact our Birmingham Alabama Harassing Communication Defense Attorney if you have been charged with this crime

Understanding Harassing Communication Laws

Harassment communication refers to any form of communication that is unwanted and intends to annoy, threaten, or intimidate another person. At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to helping you understand the laws surrounding harassment communication and protecting your rights.

What Constitutes Harassing Communication?

Harassment communication can take many forms, including but not limited to: persistent calls, emails, texts, or social media messages that create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation; obscene or threatening language; and unwanted attention or stalking. It’s important to note that the intention and effect of the communication is often considered, rather than the specific content.

Harassment communication is a serious offense and can have severe legal consequences. These may include criminal charges, civil lawsuits, restraining orders, and potential imprisonment or fines. The severity of the consequences often depends on the nature and severity of the harassment.

How The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., Can Help

If you believe you are a victim of harassment communication, or if you are accused of such behavior, we can help. We strive to understand the specifics of each case and provide you with the legal representation you need. Contact our Birmingham Alabama Harassing Communication Defense Attorney today at (205) 823-7233 for a confidential consultation.

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