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Online Harassment

As internet technology has become an increasingly important component of modern life, many states have been forced to adapt by creating laws regulating online behavior. Online harassment, in particular, has been the focus of regulation efforts in many states. However, online harassment laws vary significantly from state to state, so it is important for individuals to know the relevant laws in their states in order to avoid accidentally breaking the law.

If you or someone you know has been accused of committing online harassment, it is important that you have effective legal representation in order to ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected. Contact the Houston computer crime defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-222-0400 to learn about what you can do to defend yourself against this serious accusation.

Forms of Online Harassment

In the state of Texas, online harassment is limited to certain specifically detailed forms of online activity. These are:

  • Using the name or persona of someone else without their consent to post messages online in an attempt to harm, defraud, or threaten that person.
  • Using the name or other identifying features of an individual without their consent to send an electronic message to another person in order to harm or defraud any other individual.

These actions are treated as serious criminal offenses in the state of Texas, and may result in considerable criminal penalties, including jail time.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of online harassment, you face a range of serious consequences. Fortunately, an experienced legal professional can help. Contact the Houston criminal attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 today to discuss the details of your case with a qualified member of our legal team.