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Harassment by texting can be considered cyberstalking in NC and it is punishable by a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Here is the fill statute:
How many texts were sent? Was there any truth to the texts? Was the person asking for any money or anything else of value for NOT turning over the other person?
Okay, thanks. To be quite honest with you, even if the person who received the texts went to the police to file a report, the police probably would not take it seriously, but even worse, it may alert the authorities to the illegal activities of the person trying to report the harassment. It is not a good idea, in my opinion.
If charges are filed, the police will forward the case to the district or state attorney's office for review. If they feel the case has merit, then they will file cyberstalking charges against the person who sent you the texts and that person will be arrested. Then the person will either plea out or go to trial. They could be looking at a $5,000.00 fine and up to 3 years in jail. If they have no priors, most likley they will pay a fine and get probation. If you have any more questions, I will be happy to answer them. Please don't forget to accept one of my answers so I can receive credit for helping you this evening. Thanks!