Legal

Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Legal
This answer was rated:

This Is a question about texting and harassment. I have

somebody who text me quite...
This Is a question about texting and harassment. I have somebody who text me quite a bit but then stops for a while since I don’t answer them. There’s no out right threats but once in a while they’re a little mean and I just keep hoping they will stop. I have not told them to stop because I leave it to their common sense and since they’re adults that they will take the hint. Is the law on my side?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
1/13/2018
Lori
Lori, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 634
Experience: Attorney with over 25 years experience
Verified

Hello. Let me see if I can assist you. Yes, the law is on your side. If you know who the person is that is harassing you - you can get a restraining order. If you do not know who the person is - you can just block the texts and phone calls from the person (you can also do this even if you know who it is).

Hope that helps. Feel free to reply with any follow up questions.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Someone told me that since this is Oregon that I have to tell them to stop before anything can be enforced and I was wondering if this is correct?

No, not true. You do not have to tell them to stop. Obviously, if the texts becoming more threatening -you should immediately report it to the police and file for a restraining order (as well as block them).

Here's the OR statute:

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.065

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I had already looked at the statute and can you tell me which one applies because it doesn’t seem like anything they did is on any of these letters. Another words it wasn’t physical it wasn’t a public thing it wasn’t a video of some kind of sex thing so I really need to be shown which one it is and I’m sorry for the ignorance.

1(c) Subjects another to alarm by conveying a telephonic, electronic or written threat to inflict serious physical injury on that person or to commit a felony involving the person or property of that person or any member of that person’s family, which threat reasonably would be expected to cause alarm.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
But they did not subject to me or a family member to a threat of severe physical violence as it states here.

Once it escalates to that - you will be able to report crime. In the meantime, you can seek your restraining order and block the texter.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Will they know they have been blocked? And what is the process for getting a restraining order? This is something I can get without involving them correct ?

they probably will know they are blocked at some point. Does it matter?

To get a restraining order - you can file for one in civil court. After you file the complaint, the court will hold an exparte hearing (meaning that the respondent will not be present) to hear the matter.

Lori
Lori, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 634
Experience: Attorney with over 25 years experience
Verified
Lori and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Lori Your Own Question
Lori
Lori
Lori, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 634
634 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney with over 25 years experience

Lori is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,775 satisfied customers

JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,353 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

20,727 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

42,358 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney

292 satisfied customers

7+ years of experience handling various legal matters.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I have been gangstalked, harassment, electronic harassment,n
I have been gangstalked, harassment, electronic harassment,n my life being threatened.. I fled from Minnesota to Davenport..I have reported this to Davenport police,whom I believe r ignoring the facts… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,353 satisfied customers
If someone is harassing my daughter and myself with multiple
If someone is harassing my daughter and myself with multiple phone calls and texts from different phones, how do I get them to stop? They may also be spreading rumors and lies about her and my family … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
My daughter is being harassed by her neighbors in her
my daughter is being harassed by her neighbors in her community, now she is black everyone in the community is white or hispanic, what can she do, she has filed a complaint with the homeowners assoc … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
It's a question regarding an allegation of harassment at
It's a question regarding an allegation of harassment at work. … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,196 satisfied customers
I wanted to sue for extortion and harassment. Is that a
I wanted to sue for extortion and harassment . Is that a civil or criminal matter? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
My friend and I were sexually harassed by the deputy
my friend and I were sexually harassed by the deputy director of a dui program- non profit, he was terminated today based on the evidence that was presented- I think they may want to settle out of cou… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,196 satisfied customers
Not sure if I am the victim of libel, slander or harassment.
Not sure if I am the victim of libel, slander or harassment. A couple is having marital problems. The husband has lied about seeing me, coming to my home, etc to get wife jealous and to get her attent… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
Our family has experienced threatening and harassing
Our family has experienced threatening and harassing behavior from the principal (and other educators) at our son's school. Recently, it escalated with the principal calling our son's pediatrician req… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
35,560 satisfied customers
My brother is an inmate and he's being harassed by a female
Hi my brother is an inmate and he's being harassed by a female C.O she got him jumped last month and today she went into his stuff and trashed all his stuff completely and she told him she's not gonna… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
Can police do an unwanted surveillance and harassed you
Can police do an unwanted surveillance and harassed you continually while you trying to travel. … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
I've been purposefully singled out and harassed by law
I've been purposefully singled out and harassed by law enforcement in my town. They have no proof of any wrong doing yet they continue … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
182 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding harassment. Minnesota. My
Hi - I have a question regarding sexual harassment. … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,196 satisfied customers
This Is a question about texting and harassment. I have
This Is a question about texting and harassment. I have somebody who text me quite a bit but then stops for a while since I don't answer them. There's no out right threats but once in a while they're … read more
Lori
Lori
Attorney
634 satisfied customers
If my child is being retaliated, discriminated and harassed
If my child is being retaliated, discriminated and harassed against and she is on a 504 Plan, and the School administration is aware of this do we have the right to sue them from a civil standpoint. M… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,196 satisfied customers
Need to know how to file a harassment suit that at the time
Need to know how to file a harassment suit that at the time i was working didn't handle at all to stop can I still open a case … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,002 satisfied customers
I'm being harassed by the mintence man. Okllahome. Like.
I'm being harassed by the mintence man JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Okllahome JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Like JA:… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,156 satisfied customers
Can you sue someone for harassment and for them taking a
Hi can you sue someone for harassment and for them taking a picture of your car?.... I went up a drive way and needed to turn around there was a water department area and I needed to turn around the m… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,196 satisfied customers
It's a harassment issue. Ct. Union. It is a problem with a
It's a sexual harassment issue JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: ct JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time? … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,002 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x