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Is it ilegal for someone to send a letters anonymous?

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Is it ilegal for someone to send a letters anonymous?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Florida
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Someone wrote a letter with my name and my sister name
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: In it is like a flyer soliciting for sexual acts
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a Florida licensed attorney for over 30 yrs and former prosecutor, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

In and of itself, it is not illegal to send anonymous letters. However, if the intent is to harass or threaten the recipient then it could be a crime for which charges would be filed.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
based on what I told the assistant would that be criminal?
Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

No, there is nothing in your facts which would indicate a crime was committed.

Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Really? , This letter was sent to mutual friend ours and had our names and numbers
Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

Do you know who sent it? Was it sent for the purpose of harassing you?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What if it continues almost monthly?
Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

If it is done regularly then that would constitute harassment and you can reprot it to the police.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do you know of any recourse we could take to try to track this individual doing this?
Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

Send a cease and desist letter to the sender and if it continues report it to the police and to the Florida Attorney General.

Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

if you know who is doing it you can also sue in civil court for harassment.

Expert:  Loren replied 7 months ago.

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