Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Domestic Violence and Native American Law for Minnesota

Q: Are charges possible 2 do on a incarcerated inmate with felony assaults,multiple domestics,terroristic threats&stalking?

The only contact was the inmates texter and phone calls. The inmate was told several times to stop calling and texting but has continued to do so with disrespectful remarks and unbelievable name calling along with telling other inmates that the person is a ratchet jail pass around then distributed the phone number to other inmates.

3 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It sounds like there is a possibility of charges for harassment, stalking, unwanted phone calls, etc. If you wanted to pursue charges the avenue would be to report it to police.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The prosecutor would make the decision about what, if any, charges can be filed. That will only occur if you report the allegations to law enforcement.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: If a person continues phone calls and text messages after being asked to stop, that could the basis for the person aggrieved to Petition in civil, family court for a Harassment Restraining Order. And depending upon the severity of the conduct, police may investigate and refer to a prosecuting attorney for a charging decision. It might be worth exploring remedies with the prison administration as well.

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