Pittsburgh, PA asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania

Q: If someone is harassing some one through text message calling them every name in the book could he/she file slander cha

Charges filed on that person. They live in Florida the other party lives in Pennsylvania

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Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Slander is a civil action. You're thinking of harassment, which is a criminal charge.

The person receiving the harassing text messages could certainly contact the police department in Florida in the text messager's neighborhood. Will they do anything? No way to know unless you try - but they may contact the texter and tell him or her to knock it off.

Can't the person receiving simply block the texter's number? That's certainly another option.

Best of luck to you.

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