Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Harassing Phone Calls Charge?
Has a former or current partner relentlessly accused you of making harassing phone calls? This is a misdemeanor offense, which can land you in jail.
Let’s help prove your innocence with the evidence, and the skills of a criminal defense attorney.
With an adept RI defense attorney by your side, you’ll have the best possible outcome for your case.
Definition of Harassing Phone Calls:
Harassing Phone Calls falls under the umbrella of Cyber Stalking laws.
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-52-4.2 defines Harassing Phone Calls as essentially placing phone calls in a threatening manner, that could intimidate the receiver and his/her family.
Victims often report that this type of harassment caused great emotional distress. Also, even with technologies such as call blocking, there are still methods of tracing the calls, with the help of a trained police officer.
Despite this evidence however, there are cases where the defendant’s phone could have been tapped by a hacker. Regardless, John R. Grasso, will deliver a strong defense, that will call for dismissed or reduced fines, based on the arguments presented.
In addition, it’s very common to be falsely accused of this crime by someone doing so out of spite.
Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Harassing Phone Calls Charges?
Given that this crime falls under Cyber Stalking crimes, the penalties are usually the same if one were to harass via another device or method, including by email, text message, or some other electronic device.
Harassing Phone Calls is a misdemeanor that is punishable by:
- Up to $500 in fines and/or
- Up to 1 year in prison
Repeat offenders of Harassing Phone Calls could face felony charges that include:
- Up to $6,000 in fines, and/or
- Up to 2 years in prison
Contact an Aggressive Harassing Phone Calls Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
The allegations, claims, evidence, and all aspects of the case, will be examined and scrutinized from all angles.
Free consultations are available. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.