Harassing Text Messaging Rhode Island Lawyer

Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Harassing Text Messaging Charge?

You could be facing a misdemeanor on your record, and worse – jail time. When repeated, the offense is a felony. However, you could also be victim of a false claim.

Don’t allow such allegations to curtail your freedom. If you feel threatened due to an impending court trial, and what the outcome will be, rest easy knowing you have a good lawyer by your side.

Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.

Definition of Assault and Battery:

Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-52-4.2 defines Harassing Text Messaging as repeatedly texting someone else, and that this communication is unwanted, or deemed as an harassment. In other instances, the victim may be weary of a threat, based on the messages received.

Harassing Text Messaging falls under the umbrella of computer crimes, and is also classified as cyber harassment.

Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.

What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Harassing Text Messaging Charges?

Harassing Text Messaging is a misdemeanor that is punishable by:

  • Up to $500 in fines and/or
  • Up to 1 year in prison

Harassing Text Messaging with a prior is a felony punishable by:

  • Up to $6,000 in fines, and/or
  • Up to 2 years in prison

Contact an Aggressive Harassing Text Messaging Defense Attorney in Rhode Island

Attorney John R. Grasso will determine whether the conversation was mutual, whether the phone was hacked by someone else, or other evidence that could up the ante for defense in your favor.

Though this law is relatively new, John R. Grasso has extensive experience defending individuals who have been falsely accused. As a former cop, it’s very common to see cases where accusations such as harassment or domestic violence are made out of spite.

The evidence and defense however, will prove your innocence. In instances where the text messages have been saved by the victim, and submitted in court, there is still hope to prove cases of hacking.

In addition, John R. Grasso is able to help reduce fines or seek alternative sentencing in instances where the verdict declares guilt.

Ask about our free consultations. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.

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