The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You should gather the evidence as to the identity of the person and tape record the threats. Save ant texts and report it to the phone company to trace if you do not know who it is. Once you have the identity and phone numbers you can have him arrested for Aggravated harassment and get an Order of Protection. You should not retaliate by making any calls or threats, and you should not say anything vulgar or swear at him.
Answer Applies to: New York
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you know the identity of the caller, contact the police, who can charge him with Harassment by Phone, a criminal offense here in Illinois. ?The police will have to get some verification of where these calls are originating.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Joneson & Michael, LLC | Rachel A. Michael
Under Colorado law, an individual can be charged under the Harassment statute for repeated telephone communications. It is important that you contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report. Whether or not there is enough evidence to charge the individual is a decision only law enforcement can make. If your local law enforcement agency declines to charge the person, you may want to consider seeking a civil protection order.
Answer Applies to: Colorado