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I need to know what number of calling constitutes to telephone harrasement. Not the threatening calls.

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California

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Not yet but its just 4 to 5 calls should that beserious ? serious*

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There is no specific number. It is on a case by case basis, depending on number of calls, duration, statements made (if any), and time in-between.

Criminally speaking, one commits the crime of annoying phone calls pursuant to California Penal Code 653(M) PC if the calls are obscene, threatening or one of a series of repeated calls, with the intent to harass or annoy the person you are calling. So there is no number of calls per se.

For a restraining order (civil), there is also no number of calls and it depends subjectively if it can be seen as harassment/stalking.

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