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Harassing Phone Calls in Georgia (O.C.G.A. §16-11-39.1)


Harassing Phone Calls: O.C.G.A. §16-11-39.1


Let’s face it, sometimes break-ups turn really bad. Feelings are hurt and people try to “get back” at the other person however they can. Sometimes, this leads people to do things they wouldn’t if emotions weren’t involved.


Thankfully, we have the law to step in and make things worse for people than things already are. That’s where we get the misdemeanor offense of “Harassing Phone Calls”.


Years ago, when everyone exclusively had land lines, harassing phone calls could be a real problem.  Without spending a ton of money, there was no way to make people stop. These days, blocking a number is easy and often free. Despite the fact that the free market has created a simple solution to this problem, I don’t expect this statute to get repealed anytime soon.


In order to be charged under this statute, you must:


1)      Telephone another person repeatedly (there need not be any conversation) for the purpose of annoying or harassing them or their family; or


2)   Use language, over the phone, threatening bodily harm; or


3)   Telephone someone and intentionally fail to hang up the phone; or Knowingly allow someone to use your phone for any of the above purposes.


Punishment for this offense can be up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine plus court costs.


For additional questions, please email me at jason@carnellfirm.com or call me at 770-729-4809.


 - Jason Carnell


 

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