Telephone Harassment in Albuquerque, NM
If you are facing telephone harassment charges, you will need an aggressive attorney by your side to protect your best interests. With extensive knowledge of telephone harassment laws and over 80 years of experience, the domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Mark Keller work tirelessly to mount the best possible defense for your case.
Telephone Harassment Laws
In New Mexico, phone harassment is a form of harassment, a misdemeanor charge that may escalate to a felony. Examples of phone harassment include:
- Repeated calls/texts/phone messages that are unwanted
- The use of silence or heavy breathing to intimidate or frighten a victim
- Making lewd or obscene comments or suggestions
- Continued phone calls that cause emotional distress
To qualify as phone harassment, there needs to be a persistent and documented pattern of conduct. Also, a judge must believe that a reasonable individual would be experience emotional distress after the repeated incidents.
Penalties for Phone Harassment
Potential penalties for telephone harassment include one year in the county jail and/or $1,000 in fines. You may have to attend counseling and respect a restraining order.
Domestic Violence Attorneys in Albuquerque, NM
If you have been accused of telephone harassment, our criminal defense lawyers are here to help. With an extensive knowledge of telephone harassment laws and aggressive defense tactics, we fight vigilantly to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact the Law Office of Mark Keller today to protect your rights and future.