One question I have is that the person that received the texts moved to California not the one that wrote the text. Does that make a difference? Also the person that received the text wrote back texts that were worse than the ones received, so could both parties cancel each other out in a stalemate?
If the texts were otherwise actionable, then the fact that the recipient moved wouldn't change the outcome - it would just give the opportunity to press charges in either Washington or California. Technically, if you send me a threatening text when I am in CA, the crime occurred in CA.But, if this is a situation where two people who don't like each other are bickering and sending nasty texts back and forth, and neither of them is really innocent, no, the police would probably not get involved. Honestly, if the texts sent back were worse, the police could end up pressing charges against the complaining witness instead, depending on what the texts say.
Thank you so much, this really answered my question and gave me the exact words to tell my friend.
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