Monday, May 23, 2011

Computer Harassment

Computer Harassment Defense Attorney in Virginia

Sometimes individuals engage in disagreements via email or via a website.  Sometimes it is almost impossible to determine who started.  However, most people are unaware that sending curse words to another via e-mail or on a website (or though the use of any computer or computer network) is considered a crime in Virginia.  The statute that addresses computer harassment in Virginia is as follows:

§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.

If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

If you are accused of harassment by computer in Virginia, you may contact us for a computer harassment in Virginia attorney consultation.