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Cyberharassment Attorney / Cyber Stalking Lawyer


Cyberharassment. Cyber harassment is a violation of many laws with a likelihood of imprisonment and/or damages and/or a restraining order. Cyber harassment is also known as cyber stalking.  Cyber stalking is the regulation of cyber harassment on the Internet.  Unfortunately because cyberharassment can be completely anonymous through the Internet, the government is likely to investigate an innocent individual. Moreover, many attorneys do not have the background and/or knowledge to successfully defend or sue a in matters of cyberharassment or cyber stalking. Someone involved with cyber harassment or cyber stalking needs the expertise of a strong Internet attorney.


What is cyber harassment?


Cyberharassment is generally defined as not involving a realistic threat. Cyberharassment usually pertains to obnoxious or threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyberharrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyberharassment statutes.


Many states have enacted "cyberharassment" laws or have laws that explicitly include electronic forms of communication within more traditional harassment laws. In addition, recent concerns about protecting victims from online harassment have led states to enact "cyber harassment" laws. This chart identifies only state laws that include specific references to electronic communication. However, other state laws may still apply to those who harass, threaten or bully others online, although specific language may make the laws easier to enforce. This chart classifies the various state laws addressing these three different types of online behaviors, as described below.


























































































































































































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Ala. Code § 13A-11-8


Alaska Stat. §§ 11.41.260, 11.41.270




Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-2921                                              


Ark. Code § 5-41-108

 Ark. Code § 5-41-108


Cal. Civil Code § 1708.7, Cal Penal Code § 646.9 

Cal. Penal Code §§ 422653.2653m


Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-60218-9-111

 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-9-111


   Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-182b53a-183


   Del. Code tit. 11 § 1311


Fla. Stat. § 784.048

 Fla. Stat. § 784.048


Georgia Code § 16-5-90



   Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 711-1106
 Idaho  Idaho Stat. §§ 18-790518-7906  


720 ILCS §§ 5/12-7.5, 740 ILCS 21/10

720 ILCS §§ 135/1-2, 135/1-3, 135/2


   Ind. Code § 35-45-2-2 


   Iowa Code § 708.7


Kan. Stat. § 21-3438



La. Rev. Stat. §§ 14:40.2, 14:40.3



 Me. Rev. Stat. tit 17A § 210A (see 2007 Me. Laws, Ch. 685, sec. 3)  



 Md. Code tit. 3 § 3-805


Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265 § 43 

 Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265 § 43A


Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 750.411h, 750.411i

 Mich. Comp. Laws § 750.411s


Minn. Stat. § 609.749

 Minn. Stat. § 609.795


Miss. Code §§ 97-45-15, 97-45-17, 97-3-107

 Miss. Code § 97-29-45


Mo. Rev. Stat. § 565.225

 Mo. Rev. Stat. § 565.090


Mont. Code Ann. § 45-5-220

 Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-213


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 200.575


New Hampshire 

   N.H. Rev. Stat. § 644:4
 New Jersey  N.J. Stat. § 2C:12-10, 2C:12-10.1 *  
 New Mexico
 N.M. Stat. § 30-3A-3 *  

New York 

   New York Penal Law § 240.30

North Carolina 

N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 14-196.3

 N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-196(b)

North Dakota 


 N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-17-07


Ohio Rev. Code § 2903.211 

 Ohio Rev. Code §§ 2917.21(A), 2913.01(Y)


Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1173

 Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1172


Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 163.730 to 163.732

 Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.065


Pa. Cons. Stat. tit. § 18 2709.1

 Pa. Cons. Stat. tit. 18 § 2709(a), 2709(f)

Rhode Island 

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-52-4.2  

 R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-52-4.2 

South Carolina

S.C. Code §§ 16-3-1700(C), 16-3-1700(F)

 S.C. Code §§ 16-3-1700(B), 16-3-1700(C)16-17-430

South Dakota

S.D. Cod. Laws § 22-19A-1

 S.D. Cod. Laws § 49-31-31


Tenn. Code § 39-17-315

 Tenn. Code § 39-17-308


   Tx. Penal Code § 33.07


Utah Code § 76-5-106.5
 Utah Code § 76-9-201


Vt. Stat. tit. 13 §§ 1061, 1062, 1063

Vt. Stat. tit. 13 § 1027


Va. Code § 18.2-60 

 Va. Code § 18.2-152.7:1 


Wash. Rev. Code §§ 9A.46.1109.61.260

 Wash. Rev. Code §§ 9A.46.020, 10.14.020

West Virginia


 W. Va. Code § 61-3C-14a  



Wis. Stat. § 947.0125 


Wyo. Stat. § 6-2-506 





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