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Yes, you can file a telephone harassment or general harassment charge against the person if she will not leave you alone. However, if this person is in Kentucky, you'd likely have to file in the county where she lives in order for the court to have jurisdiction over her. But, you can get a court order requiring the person to stop any and all contact with you -- via phone, email, text, Facebook, etc.
Yes - That'd be the only real way to get an effective/enforceable order......you could file in your home county/state, but they'd have to issue a warrant for her in TN and if they can't find her in TN to arrest her, nothing will ever come of it.
But, if you file in the county/state where the person lives, the person will be served/arrested and required to appear in court.
You could probably file the charges without appearing....but you'd have to appear in court for the hearing.
Well, if you file criminal charges, this cost is minimal because you're represented by the county prosecutor...so your only expense should be the filing fee -- which would be $100 or so.
Nothing is as scary as being arrested......but a letter from a local lawyer threatening prosecution if she doesn't stop contacting you would he the next best thing.
You would contact the court clerk's office for misdemeanor criminal offenses and ask what you need to do to file telephone harassment / harassment charges against this person.....and then they can guide you from there.
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