Thank you for your clarification and again, I am sorry for your situation.
First of all, allow me to explain how this works:
1. The police investigate after a complaint, which involves interviewing all parties involved;
2. The police make a file of the case, along with a recommendation as to whether or not to charge;
3. The file gets handed to the District Attorney who makes the final decision as to whether or not to charge;
4. If you are charged, you may be arrested or summoned to Court.
5. If at step 1, you make a confession or something tantamount to one, you may be arrested then and there, and then the D.A. will file charges.
POLICE CAN LIE
The police can lie to you to emit a confession
, or twist your words. So going to talk to them without counsel is a bad idea. See here
(look at it later when you have about 45 minutes).
The police can also charge you only if they feel that they have prima facie
(on the face) evidence of guilt. So they do not have to be able to prove the case to charge you. This matter falls to the D.A. By the numerous telephone calls you made, this may fall under this category.
YOUR ACTIONS AND CAN THEY CHARGE YOU?
Calling anonymously is not
illegal. However, calling 8 times in a row and/or more times later (even if to apologize) may be basis enough for STALKING, which is illegal. STALKING includes harassment. Harassing means to engage in a knowing and willful "course of conduct" directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes the person. Harassment serves no legitimate purpose. A "course of conduct" means two or more acts occurring over a period of time...however short...that demonstrate a continuous purpose. California Penal Code 646.9 PC
Of course the final decision of whether one is guilty or not is left to the Court/jury. However, by calling 8 times, you may have gotten them spooked enough to call the police. And who knows what they told them? They may have told them that you threatened her. We do not know.
At this time, someone in your situation wants to GET AN ATTORNEY and respond to the request by the police to meet, or, to issue a statement. One does not have to meet with the police
, but at the same time, if they do not, the police may be more suspicious. Responding to the police with an attorney allows you to give your version of the story and not seem like you have anything to hide.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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