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I am being threatened...

I am being threatened and harassed throughout the day by my ex wife seeing what I can legally do too hopefully make it stop

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I live in North Carolina she I believe still lives in Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No I have plenty of vulgar texts and call longs showing 70 plus calls over the last 2 days

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Your ex-wife is actually guilty of a crime by making these threatening and harassing phone calls.

Under Virginia law, it's actually a class 1 misdemeanor.

That means it's punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

The prosecutor could also elect to charge each one of these calls or incidents as separate counts -- which would multiply the pontential consequences your ex-wife would face.

You can set up a telephonic meeting with a prosecutor in Virginia to explain what's been happening, and you can email them copies of your phone records/ text message screen shots, and they will take it from there. A protective order would also be issued as part of the case, ordering your wife to not make contact with you, or else face additional criminal prosecution.

This is the number to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in VA:

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I hope that helps!

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